Definitions

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  • v. Present participle of pioneer.
  • n. activity of pioneering
  • n. A scoutcraft skill that involves building structures using staves and knots

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. groundbreaking; originating; -- of efforts that begin work in a field or on a topic not previously widely known.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining to pioneers; serving to pioneer: as, a pioneering expedition.

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Examples

  • Back in the 70s (what I called my pioneering years), when the world was circuit switched and flat, and when the ARPAnet was running on minicomputers over 4. 8Kbps lines (not a typo), I was part of the team mandated to develop a carrier-grade packet switch that could support 56

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  • On Wednesday, Chief Executive Mike Duke touted Mr. Holley's strong role in pioneering the company's international expansion.

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  • For a time I joined my Dad in pioneering the Evangelical anti-abortion Religious Right movement.

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  • With over ten years of experience in pioneering genomic research and genome-wide mapping and association studies, Dr. Hakonarson had the intimate knowledge of the complexities of large-scale genomics projects and he has put together the necessary infrastructure and workflow processes to unravel these complexities in his role as the Director of the Center for Applied Genomics.

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  • I'm afraid that the illegal drug distribution community is far ahead on pioneering the code word "babies" to represent kilograms.

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  • Secure Trading specialises in pioneering pay online technology, becoming one of the first independent suppliers in the UK to provide internet payment services.

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  • It was Ray who first used the phrase "cultural creatives" to describe a significant segment of the American population that he identified as pioneering, or otherwise contributing to, a newly emergent integralist culture in the United States...

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  • Reines has also been engaged in pioneering experiments probing decay modes of the proton.

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  • The private broadcasters were not willing to risk their monies in pioneering a field in which they could not even be assured free competition, absolute security and respect for prior rights.

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  • But by and large Kaya is a long-term pioneering skincare movement.

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