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doyen

noun [C usually singular] uk   /ˈdɔɪ.en/ /dwaɪˈen/ us  
the oldest, most experienced, and often most respected person of all the people involved in a particular type of work
Translations of “doyen”
in Chinese (Traditional) (某一領域內的)老前輩,老專家…
in Chinese (Simplified) (某一领域内的)老前辈,老专家…
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