Definition of pioneering in English:



  • Involving new ideas or methods:

    ‘his pioneering work on consciousness’
    • ‘The pioneering ideas of people such as Lev Vygotsky and Pyotr Anokhin are completely lost now.’
    • ‘Very clever idea and a pioneering effort for a small, impoverished political zine.’
    • ‘Many of his pioneering ideas and initiatives were later taken up by others and he rarely got the credit he deserved.’
    • ‘The pioneering study here was conducted almost forty years ago.’
    • ‘More pioneering genres were undertaken as a result of social and political vicissitudes.’
    • ‘What explains the sudden popularity of novels set in our pioneering past?’
    • ‘Of far greater interest are paintings which record individual pioneering endeavour, exploration, or bushrangers.’
    • ‘The work at the Farmer Memorial Unit has been hailed nationally for its pioneering methods.’
    • ‘Researchers at the University of Bradford hope to make life easier for dementia sufferers and their carers through a pioneering study.’
    • ‘It doesn't look like anyone's idea of pioneering agriculture.’
    • ‘Kelso are no strangers to the pioneering spirit, laying persuasive claim to being the nation's oldest club.’
    • ‘Our operational focus is to build upon the company's pioneering methods of distribution.’
    • ‘Sometimes a game has a superb art style and other times it has pioneering technology.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘In 1974, the state of Washington conducted a pioneering study of wage inequities in its civil service.’
    • ‘Before their pioneering research the method by which information was passed down from parent to child was completely unknown.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘A pioneering work experience scheme is making it easier for Bradford youngsters to get a career in the health service.’
    • ‘Vijayan is known for building teams that have engaged in pioneering studies on molecular biophysics in different parts of the country.’
    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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