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founding fathernoun [C]

uk   us  
(also Founding Father) one of a ​group of men who ​started the United States as a ​country and ​wroteitsconstitution : Unlike many of the other Founding ​Fathers, Adams wasn't ​born into a ​family of ​financialmeans. someone who ​establishes an ​importantorganization or ​idea: Alan Newell was the ​foundingfather of ​artificialintelligence.
(Definition of founding father from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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founding fathernoun [C]

 us   /ˈfɑʊn·dɪŋ ˈfɑð·ər/
world history a ​founder of a ​country, ​organization, or ​idea: The Founding Fathers of the ​UnitedStates were the men who ​wrote and ​approved the US Constitution in 1787.
(Definition of founding father from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “founding father”
in Chinese (Simplified) (重要机构或思想的)创建者,开创者…
in Chinese (Traditional) (重要機構或思想的)創建者,開創者…
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