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pacesetter

[peys-set-er] /ˈpeɪsˌsɛt ər/
noun
1.
a person, group, or organization that is the most progressive or successful and serves as a model to be imitated.
2.
a person or thing that sets the pace, as in racing.
Also called pacemaker.
Origin
1890-1895
1890-95; pace1 + setter
Related forms
pacesetting, adjective
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  • The convoy commander will designate a pacesetter for the convoy.
  • Companies that have earned pacesetter status are asked to make a presentation at the workshop.
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pacesetter

/ˈpeɪsˌsɛtə/
noun
1.
another word for pacemaker (sense 1), pacemaker (sense 2)
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