Meaning of “early adopter” in the English Dictionary

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"early adopter" in English

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early adopternoun [ C ]

/ˌɜː.li əˈdɒp.tər/ /ˌɝː.li əˈdɑːp.tɚ/ specialized

someone who is one of the first people to start using a new product, especially a new piece of technology :

Lucic was an early adopter, buying one of the first iPods in 2001.
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(Definition of “early adopter” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"early adopter" in Business English

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early adopternoun [ C ]

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MARKETING a person who buys a new type of product or service as soon as it is available:

Business people were early adopters of mobile phones.

(Definition of “early adopter” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)