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English definition of “the father of sth”

the father of sth

the man who began something or first made something important: Freud was the father of psychiatry.Inventing, designing and innovationCreating and producing
(Definition of the father of sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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