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Pathfinder

Syllabification: Path·find·er
Pronunciation: /ˈpaTHˌfīndər
 
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(in full Mars Pathfinder)
  • An unmanned American spacecraft that landed on Mars in 1997, deploying a small robotic rover (Sojourner) to explore the surface and examine the rocks.

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There are 2 definitions of Pathfinder in English:

pathfinder

Syllabification: path·find·er
Pronunciation: /ˈpaTHˌfīndər
 
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noun

  • 1A person who goes ahead and discovers or shows others a path or way.
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    • Is she seen as a bit of a - well, as you said, a trailblazer, a pathfinder for women, not just in athletics, in that time?
    • They're the groundbreakers and the pathfinders.
    • They can be described as visionaries, revolutionaries, radicals, liberals, nonconformists, outsiders, insurgents, prophets, pathfinders.
  • 1.1An aircraft or its pilot sent ahead to locate and mark the target area for bombing.
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    • But no one in FEMA had enough sense to ask about air drops, pathfinders, Special Tactics Teams or anything which could have sent immediate aid.
    • It made its mark in the attack on Poland in September 1939 and its versatility was such that it was used as a bomber, reconnaissance plane and as a pathfinder by the Luftwaffe.
    • It developed more specialised roles such as a torpedo-carrier, a glider tug and a pathfinder.
  • 1.2 [usually as modifier] An experimental plan or forecast: a pathfinder prospectus
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    • The row highlighted the haphazard application of the rules covering pathfinder prospectuses.
    • The federal interdepartmental committee reviewing pathfinder projects specifically indicated its preference for citizen-facing projects.
    • The plans have been drawn up by eight regional pathfinder partnerships across England.
    Synonyms
    pioneer, groundbreaker, trailblazer, trendsetter, leader, torchbearer, pacemaker

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