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Inventors, innovators and creators - thesaurus

Synonyms

creative commons

linguistics a company that gives people who invent and create things a legal way of keeping as much or as little control of their work as they want

engineer

noun

someone who is responsible for something useful or successful

pioneer

noun

one of the first people to do something important that is later continued and developed by other people

creator

noun

someone who has created something

inventor

noun

someone who has invented something or whose job is to invent things

originator

noun

the first person to create or start something

visionary

noun

someone who is visionary

author

noun

formal the person who is responsible for something

progenitor

noun

very formal the original idea or model for something that comes later

progenitor

noun

very formal someone who has the original idea for something

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the brains behind something

the person responsible for inventing, developing, or organizing something

creative

adjective

someone who is creative has a lot of imagination and new ideas

the father of something

the man who first started something, or who first did it successfully

the first

adverb

used for referring to someone who does something that no one has ever done before, or that no one has done since a particular time

first generation

noun

the first people to do something

pathfinder

noun

someone who discovers and tries new ways of doing things

starter

noun

someone who starts an activity at a particular time or in a particular way

trailblazer

noun

someone who is the first to do something or to discover something

vanguard

noun

the people who introduce and develop new ways of thinking, new technologies, etc.

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hygge

a lifestyle focussing on simple pleasures such as comfort and cosiness in the home, and spending time with friends and family

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sofar

a form of location that involves the underwater detonation of a bomb which causes sound waves that are picked up by ships

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