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visionary

noun [C] (ABLE TO IMAGINE THE FUTURE)    /ˈvɪʒ.ən.ri/ US  /-er.i/
a person who has the ability to imagine how a country , society , industry , etc. will develop in the future and to plan in a suitable wayPeople who make predictions
(Definition of visionary noun (ABLE TO IMAGINE THE FUTURE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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