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pi·o·neer

 (pī′ə-nîr′)
n.
1. One who ventures into unknown or unclaimed territory to settle.
2. One who opens up new areas of thought, research, or development: a pioneer in aviation.
3. A soldier who performs construction and demolition work in the field to facilitate troop movements.
4. A species that is typically among the first to become established in a bare, open, or disturbed area.
adj.
1. Of, relating to, or characteristic of early settlers: the pioneer spirit.
2. Leading the way; trailblazing: a pioneer treatment for cancer.
v. pi·o·neered, pi·o·neer·ing, pi·o·neers
v.tr.
1.
a. To venture into (an area) or prepare (a way): rockets that pioneered outer space.
b. To settle (a region).
2. To initiate or participate in the development of: surgeons who pioneered organ transplants.
v.intr.
To act as a pioneer: pioneered in development of the laser.

[French pionnier, from Old French peonier, foot soldier, from peon, from Medieval Latin pedō, pedōn-, from Late Latin, one who has broad feet, from Latin pēs, ped-, foot; see ped- in Indo-European roots.]

pioneering

(ˌpaɪəˈnɪərɪŋ)
adj
relating to, involving, or doing new and innovative work
Translations

pioneering

[ˌpaɪəˈnɪərɪŋ] ADJ [work, research, study, surgeon] → pionero, innovador

pioneering

[ˌpaɪəˈnɪərɪŋ] adj [work, research] → pionnier/ière
pioneering spirit → esprit de pionnierpioneer spirit nesprit m de pionnier

pioneering

adj attr method, researchwegbereitend; pioneering spiritPioniergeist m; pioneering workPionierarbeit f; the pride they take in their pioneering ancestorsder Stolz auf ihre Vorfahren, die Pioniere; in the pioneering days of radioin den Kindertagen des Radios

pioneering

[ˌpaɪəˈnɪərɪŋ] adj (work, spirit) → pionieristico/a
References in classic literature ?
Even in that day of small things, and amidst the confusion and rough-and-tumble of pioneering, he worked out the broad policy that prevails to-day; and this goes far to explain the fact that there are in the United States twice as many telephones as there are in all other countries combined.
During nearly the whole of the time I have been abroad, I have been practically pioneering.
Previously President and CIO of Pioneering Management Corporation, one of the divisions that make up Pioneer Investment Management, Tripple is a 24-year veteran of Pioneer and a Director of The Pioneer Group, Inc.

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