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who's who

The outstanding or best-known individuals of a group, as in Tonight's concert features a veritable who's who of musicians. This expression comes from the name of a famous reference work, Who's Who, first published in 1849, which contains biographical sketches of famous individuals and is regularly updated. Its name in turn was based on who is who, that is, the identity of each of a number of persons, a phrase dating from the late 1300s. [Early 1900s]
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who’s ˈwho

people’s names, jobs, status, etc: You’ll soon find out who’s who in the office.
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Everyone in Who's Who is invited n to compile his or her own entry, y so the biographies can be as long or as short as the person wishes.
They and all the others will now remain in Who's Who until they die, when they will be automatically transferred to Who's Who'W s sister publication, Who Was Who.
The 2013 edition of Who's Who is published by A & C Black at PS235.
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About Online Networking Company Biltmore Who's Who: Biltmore Who's Who provides Biltmore members with complete access to all Biltmore Who's Who members' biographies and contact information.
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Cambridge Who's Who provides its 200,000 members with recognition, support and credibility to advance their careers.
Brian Costello, neuropsychologist and founder of Cassel Research Centre in Pearcedale, has been named Cambridge Who's Who Professional of the Year in Neuropsychology.
fellow engineer at Northrop Grumman Corporation's Modeling, Simulation and Analysis Facility, has been named Cambridge Who's Who Professional of the Year in Aerospace Electronics.
Communication via the Cambridge Who's Who registry travels in two directions, enabling Cambridge Who's Who members to reach out when they have a business need or opportunity as well as receive information on exciting new ventures.
He is member of the Society of Plastic Engineers, American Chemical Society and SAMPE and is listed in Who's Who in America, Who's Who in Plastics and Polymers, Who's Who in Science and Engineering, Who's Who in the East.