Definition of innovator in US English:

innovator

noun

  • A person who introduces new methods, ideas, or products.

    ‘he was one of the great innovators in jazz’
    • ‘They can only be expected to take the latter course if leading innovators put the necessary work and investment into accessibility to begin with.’
    • ‘It is true that not every person can be, or should be an innovator, pioneer or leader.’
    • ‘Patent protection for a drug innovator will lead to revolutionary discoveries in various therapies.’
    • ‘The Nature Conservancy has been an innovator and leader in free-market environmentalism.’
    • ‘‘Some of these children will be the innovators and the wealth creators of the future,’ he says.’
    pioneer, developer, groundbreaker, trailblazer, pathfinder, front runner, spearhead, prime mover
    View synonyms

Pronunciation

innovator

/ˈinəˌvādər//ˈɪnəˌveɪdər/