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visionary

noun [C] uk   /ˈvɪʒ.ən.ri/  us   /-er.i/

visionary noun [C] (RELIGIOUS)

a person who has a religious or spiritual experience in which they see a holy person who is not living or they see a holy event that cannot be explained scientifically

visionary noun [C] (ABLE TO IMAGINE THE FUTURE)

a person who has the ability to imagine how a country, society, industry, etc. will develop in the future and to plan in a suitable way

visionary

adjective uk   /ˈvɪʒ.ən.ri/  us   /-er.i/

visionary adjective (ABLE TO IMAGINE THE FUTURE)

with the ability to imagine how a country, society, industry, etc. will develop in the future: a visionary author visionary thinking

visionary adjective (RELIGIOUS)

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