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the vanguardnoun [S]

uk   /ˈvæŋ.ɡɑːd/  us   /-ɡɑːrd/
the ​part of an ​army or ​navy that ​leads an ​attack on an ​enemy
a ​group of ​people who ​lead the ​development of new ​ideas, or a ​leadingposition in the ​development of something: He is in the vanguard ofeconomicreform.
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(Definition of the vanguard from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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in Chinese (Simplified) 先头部队,先锋, 尖兵, (思想的)先驱…
in Chinese (Traditional) 先頭部隊,先鋒, 尖兵, (思想的)先驅…
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