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the vanguard

noun [S] uk   /ˈvæŋ.ɡɑːd/  us   /-ɡɑːrd/
the part of an army or navy that leads an attack on an enemy
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a group of people who lead the development of new ideas, or a leading position in the development of something: He is in the vanguard of economic reform.
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Translations of “the vanguard”
in Chinese (Traditional) 先頭部隊,先鋒, 尖兵, (思想的)先驅…
in Chinese (Simplified) 先头部队,先锋, 尖兵, (思想的)先驱…
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