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cognoscente

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EtymologyEdit

Obsolete Italian cognoscente (now conoscente) from Latin cognoscere "to know"

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /kɒnjəˈʃɛnteɪ/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˌkɑɡ.nəˈʃɛn.ti/, /ˌkɑn.jəˈʃɛn.ti/
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NounEdit

cognoscente (plural cognoscenti)

  1. Someone possessing superior or specialized knowledge in a particular field; a connoisseur.
    • 1998, Marc J. Seifer, chapter 42, Wizard: The Life and Times of Nikola Tesla: Biography of a Genius, ISBN 0806519606, page 397:
      At night, as creative author, the cognoscente sketched out the first draft of his expanded autobiography.

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cognoscente

  1. (obsolete) Present participle of cognoscere.