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"pioneer" in British English

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pioneernoun [C]

uk   /ˌpaɪəˈnɪər/  us   /-ˈnɪr/
C2 a ​person who is one of the first ​people to do something: one of the pioneers ofmodernscience a pioneer ​heartsurgeon a ​person who goes to an ​area and ​builds a ​house, ​begins a ​farm, etc.: The pioneers went ​westacrossNorthAmerica, ​cutting down ​forests and ​planting new ​crops.

pioneerverb [T]

uk   /ˌpaɪəˈnɪər/  us   /-ˈnɪr/
to be one of the first ​people to do something: It was ​universities that pioneered these new ​industries.
(Definition of pioneer from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"pioneer" in American English

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pioneernoun [C]

 us   /ˌpɑɪ·əˈnɪər/
a ​person who is among the first to ​study or ​develop something: He was a pioneer in big-band ​jazz. US history A pioneer is also a ​person who is among the first to ​enter and ​live in an ​area, esp. ​EuropeanAmericans in the ​western US: The pioneers made ​their way ​across the ​desert.
pioneer
verb [T]  us   /ˌpɑɪ·əˈnɪər/
He pioneered the ​design of the ​Internet.
(Definition of pioneer from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"pioneer" in Business English

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pioneerverb [T]

uk   us   /ˌpaɪəˈnɪər/
to be the first ​person or ​organization to ​startwork in a new ​area, ​introduce a new ​idea, etc.: He is ​chiefcontentofficer of Netflix, the ​company that pioneered ​mailedrentals of ​DVDs. Most ​majorairlines have had to ​adopt many of the cost-saving ​innovations pioneered by their ​low-costcompetitors.

pioneernoun [C]

uk   us   /ˌpaɪəˈnɪər/
a ​person or ​organization that is the first to ​startwork in a new ​area, ​introduce a new ​idea, etc.: pioneer in/of sth She was a pioneer in the ​biotech industry's ​patentlaw.
(Definition of pioneer from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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