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English Dictionary: Elite by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
elite
adj
  1. selected as the best; "an elect circle of artists"; "elite colleges"
    Synonym(s): elect, elite
n
  1. a group or class of persons enjoying superior intellectual or social or economic status
    Synonym(s): elite, elite group
From Jargon File (4.2.0, 31 JAN 2000) [jargon]:
   elite adj.   Clueful.   Plugged-in.   One of the cognoscenti.
   Also used as a general positive adjective.   This term is not
   actually hacker slang in the strict sense; it is used primarily by
   crackers and {warez d00dz}, for which reason hackers use it only
   with heavy irony.   The term used to refer to the folks allowed in to
   the "hidden" or "privileged" sections of BBSes in the early 1980s
   (which, typically, contained pirated software). Frequently, early
   boards would only let you post, or even see, a certain subset of the
   sections (or `boards') on a BBS. Those who got to the frequently
   legendary `triple super secret' boards were elite. Misspellings of
   this term in warez d00dz style abound; the forms `eleet', and
   `31337' (among others) have been sighted.
  
      A true hacker would be more likely to use `wizardly'. Oppose
   {lamer}.
  
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (15Feb98) [foldoc]:
   elite
  
      1. A term used to describe skilled {crackers} or
      {hackers}, or their deeds.   In the last sense, compare to
      {elegant}.
  
      The term is also used to describe exclusive forums ({ftp}
      sites, {BBS}s) used for trading pirated software, {crack}ing
      tools, or {phreaking} codes.
  
      (1997-01-31)
  
  
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