Define "cognoscenti"?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    Cognoscenti, means "Those in the know." They are experts in their fields.

    http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/cognoscenti

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  • 1 decade ago

    Main Entry: co·gno·scen·te

    Function: noun

    Pronunciation: "kän-y&-'shen-te, "käg-n&-, -'sen-

    Inflected Form(s): plural co·gno·scen·ti/-te/

    Etymology: obsolete Italian (now conoscente), from cognoscente, adjective, wise, from Latin cognoscent-, cognoscens, present participle of cognoscere

    : a person who is especially knowledgeable in a subject : CONNOISSEUR

  • 1 decade ago

    co·gno·scen·ti /ˌkɒnyəˈʃɛnti, ˌkɒgnə-/ Pronunciation Key - Show Spelled Pronunciation[kon-yuh-shen-tee, kog-nuh-] Pronunciation Key - Show IPA Pronunciation

    –plural noun, singular -te /-ti/ Pronunciation Key - Show Spelled Pronunciation[-tee] Pronunciation Key - Show IPA Pronunciation. persons who have superior knowledge and understanding of a particular field, esp. in the fine arts, literature, and world of fashion.

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  • asok c
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    The COGNOSCENTI are a group of people who know a lot about a particular subject. It is used as a formal word. Example : As a football coach yourself you are one of the cognoscenti who can spot young talent.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    It is a connoisseur or one who knows the difference, as opposed to a dilettante, who just floats along

  • 1 decade ago

    A person who is an expert in his own field or profession.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    www.webster.com/cgi-bin/dictionary?va=cognoscenti

    www.m-w.com/cgi-bin/dictionary?

    www.rogerlsimon.com/mt-archives/2005/07/van_gogh_case_u.php

    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cognoscenti_vs._Intelligentsia

    thecognoscenti.blogspot.com/2005/08/multilateralism-in-peril.html

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