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English definition of “luminary”

luminary

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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