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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.
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visionarynoun [C]

uk   /ˈvɪʒ.ən.ri/ us   /ˈvɪʒ.er.i/

visionaryadjective

uk   /ˈvɪʒ.ən.ri/ us   /ˈvɪʒ.er.i/
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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)
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