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pioneer
British English: /pʌɪəˈnɪə/
American English: /ˌpaɪəˈnɪr/

Translation of pioneer in French:

noun

  • (all contexts)
    pionnier (m) (of, in de)
    before n (research, work)
    novateur/-trice
    (life)
    de pionnier
    (farm, wagon)
    de pionniers
    the pioneer spirit
    la mentalité de pionnier
    a pioneer socialist/immunologist
    un pionnier du socialisme/de l'immunologie
    a pioneer astronaut
    un des premiers astronautes

transitive verb

  • mettre [quelque chose] au point (invention, technique)
    to pioneer the use/study of
    être le premier à utiliser/étudier

also: pioneering present participle adjective

  • (scientist, socialist, film-maker, scheme, study)
    innovateur/-trice
    (surgery)
    d'avant garde
    he did pioneering work in physics
    il a fait des recherches jamais entreprises auparavant en physique

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