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noun [C]     /ˈluː.mɪ.nə.ri/ US  /ˈluː.mə.ner.i/ formal
a person who is famous and important in a particular area of activity: Luminaries of stage and screen (= famous actors) assembled for last night's awards ceremony.Famous peopleImportant people and describing important peopleImportant people and describing important peopleFamous peopleWealthy people
(Definition of luminary noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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