Meaning of “visionary” in the English Dictionary

"visionary" in British English

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visionarynoun [ C ]

uk /ˈvɪʒ.ən.ri/ us /ˈvɪʒ.er.i/

visionaryadjective

uk /ˈvɪʒ.ən.ri/ us /ˈvɪʒ.er.i/

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

"visionary" in American English

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visionarynoun [ C ]

us /ˈvɪʒ·əˌner·i/

a person who is able to imagine how a country, society, industry, etc., will or should develop in the future and to plan in a suitable way:

She was a social reformer, a true visionary.

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

"visionary" in Business English

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visionarynoun [ C ]

uk /ˈvɪʒənri/ us /ˈvɪʒəneri/ plural visionaries

a person who has the ability to imagine how something will develop in the future:

He's perhaps the pre-eminent visionary in the area of direct marketing.

visionaryadjective

uk /ˈvɪʒənri/ us /ˈvɪʒəneri/

having the ability to imagine how something will develop in the future:

She has long been recognized as a visionary leader in the green technology sector.

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