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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
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