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van

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1 the innovators of new concepts, styles, and techniques especially in the arts
  • an artist who was in the van of abstract expressionism

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2 the leading or most important part of a movement
  • a company that is considered by some to be in the van of the latest technology for renewable energy

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The first known use of van was in the 14th century

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“Van.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/van. Accessed 30 Sep. 2022.

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