Meaning of “the vanguard” in the English Dictionary

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

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vanguardnoun [ C usually sing ]

us /ˈvænˌɡɑrd/

the front part of a group of people who are moving forward, esp. an army

The vanguard is also the people who are making changes or new developments in something:

These craftspeople are in the vanguard in the art of modern furniture design.

(Definition of “vanguard” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)