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’
    • ‘It is true that not every person can be, or should be an innovator, pioneer or leader.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘They can only be expected to take the latter course if leading innovators put the necessary work and investment into accessibility to begin with.’
    • ‘Patent protection for a drug innovator will lead to revolutionary discoveries in various therapies.’
    pioneer, developer, groundbreaker, trailblazer, pathfinder, front runner, spearhead, prime mover
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Pronunciation

innovator

/ˈɪnəˌveɪdər//ˈinəˌvādər/