Definition of intelligentsia noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

intelligentsia

 noun
noun
NAmE//ɪnˌtɛləˈdʒɛntsiə//
 
the intelligentsia[singular]
 
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the people in a country or society who are well educated and are interested in culture, politics, literature, etc.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: intelligentsia