Meaning of “founder member” in the English Dictionary

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"founder member" in British English

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founder membernoun [ C ]

uk /ˌfaʊn.də ˈmem.bər/ /ˌfaʊn.dɚ ˈmem.bɚ/ UK US founding member

one of the original members of an organization or rock group:

France is a founder member of the European Union.

(Definition of “founder member” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"founder member" in Business English

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founder membernoun [ C ]

uk us

one of the first members of a business, organization, etc., usually someone who helped start it:

He was a founder member and twice president of the Society.

(Definition of “founder member” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)