Definition of pioneering in English:



  • Involving new ideas or methods.

    ‘his pioneering work on consciousness’
    • ‘Very clever idea and a pioneering effort for a small, impoverished political zine.’
    • ‘Our operational focus is to build upon the company's pioneering methods of distribution.’
    • ‘Many of his pioneering ideas and initiatives were later taken up by others and he rarely got the credit he deserved.’
    • ‘Vijayan is known for building teams that have engaged in pioneering studies on molecular biophysics in different parts of the country.’
    • ‘The pioneering study here was conducted almost forty years ago.’
    • ‘More pioneering genres were undertaken as a result of social and political vicissitudes.’
    • ‘Cancer patients in the district could be among the first in the country to trial a pioneering treatment for a rare form of the disease.’
    • ‘Researchers at the University of Bradford hope to make life easier for dementia sufferers and their carers through a pioneering study.’
    • ‘Of far greater interest are paintings which record individual pioneering endeavour, exploration, or bushrangers.’
    • ‘Before their pioneering research the method by which information was passed down from parent to child was completely unknown.’
    • ‘A pioneering work experience scheme is making it easier for Bradford youngsters to get a career in the health service.’
    • ‘In 1974, the state of Washington conducted a pioneering study of wage inequities in its civil service.’
    • ‘What explains the sudden popularity of novels set in our pioneering past?’
    • ‘The work at the Farmer Memorial Unit has been hailed nationally for its pioneering methods.’
    • ‘Kelso are no strangers to the pioneering spirit, laying persuasive claim to being the nation's oldest club.’
    • ‘Sometimes a game has a superb art style and other times it has pioneering technology.’
    • ‘The Chawton Estate, once owned by Jane Austen's brother Edward, has become a pioneering archive and study centre for early English women's writing.’
    • ‘But it was the video program that showcased pioneering experiments since the advent of digital editing.’
    • ‘The pioneering ideas of people such as Lev Vygotsky and Pyotr Anokhin are completely lost now.’
    • ‘It doesn't look like anyone's idea of pioneering agriculture.’
    unusual, irregular, unorthodox, unfamiliar, uncommon, uncustomary, unwonted, rare, out of the ordinary, atypical, singular, distinctive, individual, individualistic, free-spirited, alternative, different
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