Meaning of PROGENITOR in English

PROGENITOR

transcription, транскрипция: [ proʊdʒenɪtə(r) ]

( progenitors)

1.

A progenitor of someone is a direct ancestor of theirs. ( FORMAL )

He was also a progenitor of seven presidents of Nicaragua.

N-COUNT : usu with poss

2.

The progenitor of an idea or invention is the person who first thought of it. ( FORMAL )

...Clive Sinclair, progenitor of the C5 electric car.

= originator

N-COUNT : usu with poss

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