groundbreaker


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ground·break·er

 (ground′brā′kər)
n.
One that is original or innovative.
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groundbreaker

(ˈɡraʊndˌbreɪkə)
n
an innovator or pioneer
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.groundbreaker - someone who helps to open up a new line of research or technology or artgroundbreaker - someone who helps to open up a new line of research or technology or art
conceiver, mastermind, originator - someone who creates new things
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A true groundbreaker, Simer finds joy in growing the company and his team.
When the comedy first aired, from 1998 to 2006, it was a groundbreaker for its depiction of gay friends Will and Jack, played by Eric McCormack and Sean Hayes.
Apart from the fact we had never seen anything like it on telly, it was also quite a groundbreaker with Hopalong's quirky appearance.
And Woods, always the perfect physical specimen, was a groundbreaker in working on his physique when he emerged on the scene.
This new series of Grand Designs is something of a groundbreaker. Five years in the making, it features 10 households, building houses from scratch to create a new street in Bicester.
Della, an elusive and lesser-known member of the Donald Duck family, took center stage in Saturday's episode of Disney Channel's 'DuckTales' and quickly proved to be a groundbreaker, one of the few TV characters with a disability who's part of a children's series.
The Nissan Qashqai was a groundbreaker when it first hit the market and it's just got better and better
The rear or all-wheel drive, fourdoor compact executive saloon was a groundbreaker when launched for its aluminium suspension, as well as its bonded and riveted aluminium monocoque structure - the first in the segment.
Bagging specials awards were Cherrie De Erit Atilano, Young Agripreneur award Sorosoro Ibaba Development Cooperative for Inspiring Cooperative Award SL Agritech Corporation for Groundbreaker Award FINTQnologies for Financial Inclusivity Award and Jollibee Foods Corporation for the Inclusive Business award.
Another enthusiastic fan tweeted, "Happy birthday to the ultimate Queen on Pop, @Madonna has always been a groundbreaker, an icon, and a huge inspiration, and the music industry has been made all the better because of her music!
A real groundbreaker and influencer to all your peers.