Phi Beta Kappa


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Phi Beta Kappa

 (fī)
n.
1. An honorary society, founded in 1776, of college students and graduates whose members are chosen on the basis of high academic standing.
2. A member of this society.

[From the initials of the society's motto in Greek philosophiā biou kubernētēs, philosophy the guide of life : philosophiā, philosophy + biou : genitive of bios, life + kubernētēs, guide.]

Phi Beta Kappa

(ˈfaɪ ˈbeɪtə ˈkæpə; ˈbiːtə)
(in the US) n
1. (Education) a national honorary society, founded in 1776, membership of which is based on high academic ability
2. (Education) a member of this society
[from the initials of the Greek motto philosophia biou kubernētēs philosophy the guide of life]

Phi Be•ta Kap•pa

(ˈfaɪ ˈbeɪ tə ˈkæp ə, ˈbi tə)
n.
1. a national honor society composed of U.S. college students and graduates of high academic distinction: founded 1776.
2. a member of Phi Beta Kappa.
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The Phi Beta Kappa Association of the Chicago Area, whose members all earned their prestigious PBK keys at college or university, will honor Arne Duncan, CEO of Chicago Public Schools, at the Annual Dinner and Scholarship Benefit on Friday, November 16th.