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pioneernoun [C]

 us   /ˌpɑɪ·əˈnɪər/
a person who is among the first to study or develop something: He was a pioneer in big-band jazz.
US history A pioneer is also a person who is among the first to enter and live in an area, esp. European Americans in the western US: The pioneers made their way across the desert.
pioneer
verb [T]  us   /ˌpɑɪ·əˈnɪər/
He pioneered the design of the Internet.
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pioneerverb [T]

uk   us   /ˌpaɪəˈnɪər/
to be the first person or organization to start work in a new area, introduce a new idea, etc.: He is chief content officer of Netflix, the company that pioneered mailed rentals of DVDs. Most major airlines have had to adopt many of the cost-saving innovations pioneered by their low-cost competitors.

pioneernoun [C]

uk   us   /ˌpaɪəˈnɪər/
a person or organization that is the first to start work in a new area, introduce a new idea, etc.: pioneer in/of sth She was a pioneer in the biotech industry's patent law.
(Definition of pioneer from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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