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co·gno·scen·te

 (kŏn′yə-shĕn′tē, kŏg′nə-)
n. pl. co·gno·scen·ti (-tē)
A person with superior, usually specialized knowledge or highly refined taste; a connoisseur.

[Obsolete Italian, from Latin cognōscēns, cognōscent-, present participle of cognōscere, to know; see cognition.]

cognoscenti

(ˌkɒnjəʊˈʃɛntɪ; ˌkɒɡnəʊ-) or

conoscenti

pl n, sing -te (-tiː)
1. (Art Terms) (sometimes singular) people with informed appreciation of a particular field, esp in the fine arts; connoisseurs
2. (Literary & Literary Critical Terms) (sometimes singular) people with informed appreciation of a particular field, esp in the fine arts; connoisseurs
[C18: from obsolete Italian (modern conoscente), from Latin cognōscere to know, learn about]

co•gno•scen•ti

(ˌkɒn yəˈʃɛn ti, ˌkɒg nə-)

n.pl., sing. -te (-teɪ, -ti)
well-informed persons, esp. those who have superior knowledge of a particular field, as in the arts.
[1770–80; < Italian, Latinized variant of conoscente, present participle of conoscere to know < Latin. See cognition, -ent]

cognoscenti

An Italian word meaning those who know, used to mean connoisseurs.
Translations

cognoscenti

[ˌkɒnəʊˈʃentɪ] NPLexpertos mpl, peritos mpl

cognoscenti

[ˌkɒgnəˈʃɛnti] npl (= connoisseurs) → spécialistes mfpl

cognoscenti

[ˌkɒnjəʊˈʃɛntɪ] npl the cognoscenti (frm) → gli esperti
References in classic literature ?
Such at least I have gathered to be the opinion of cognoscenti.
In 1989, Terimon, a 500-1 shot, finished second to the mighty Nashwan and four years later the second and third to Commander In Chief - Blue Judge and Blues Traveller - were returned at 150-1 and were hardly likely to have been viewed as holding realistic chances by the cognoscenti.
But what really marks a red-letter day for First Amendment-loving Jews is the fact that my fave goth perfume company, Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab (known to the cognoscenti as BPAL), is selling two new scents as a Banned Books Week fundraiser.
Ben Stiller's sequel is festooned with cameos from the fashion cognoscenti, including American Vogue's editor-in-chief Anna Wintour and designers Tommy Hilfiger, Marc Jacobs, Valentino and Alexander Wang.
ArtBahrain will be a meltA[degrees] ing pot of artists, gallerists, cognoscenti and art lovers.
But the cognoscenti know just how far this judgement falls short.
au, on Tuesday, Australian cricket's cognoscenti witnessed the birth of the National Cricket Centre, a 29 million-dollar facility in Brisbane that will serve as a Mecca for the nation's finest prospects.
Pushelberg added: "When people are there, whether they're in the design cognoscenti or someone's mother, they see the lockers and get it.
Result is a spiky, smartly packaged commercial enterprise as sure to score with mainstream audiences as it is to irk the cognoscenti.
In sum, we and future generations must continue to press for more democracy in the church, more participation by all her constituents, less control by presumed cognoscenti, and not be put off by stock phrases to the contrary.
com/curtwoodward) Curt Atwood wrote a piece at Cognoscenti, (http://cognoscenti.
Last year, Phil was said to have seen his shadow and predicted a long winter - a verdict that caused some controversy among groundhog and weather cognoscenti, given that it had been an exceptionally mild winter anyway.