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noun [countable] pioneer pronunciation in British English /ˌpaɪəˈnɪə(r)/
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    one of the first people to do something important that is later continued and developed by other people
    pioneer of: the pioneers of early colour photography
    pioneer in: The firm has been a pioneer in the pharmaceutical field since 1953.


a course of study which is much shorter than a university course and focuses on the skills you need for a job, especially computer-related skills

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an ancient Roman system of underfloor heating, used to heat houses with hot air; from the Latin 'hypocaustum'

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