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 for avant-garde
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  avant-garde \a*vant`-garde"\ ([.a]*v[aum]nt"-g[aum]rd`), a.
     1. Of, pertaining to, or belonging to the avant-garde.
        [PJC]
  
     2. Characterized by the use of experimental techniques;
        modern; daring; radical.
        [PJC]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  avant-garde \a*vant`-garde"\ ([.a]*v[aum]nt"-g[aum]rd`), n. [F.
     avant before + E. guard, F. avant-garde. See Avaunt.]
     The most advanced group of people in any field of endeavor,
     especially in literary and artistic work, usually
     characterized by new ideas and experimental techniques.
     [PJC]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  avant-garde
      adj 1: radically new or original; "an avant-garde theater piece"
             [syn: avant-garde, daring]
      n 1: any creative group active in the innovation and application
           of new concepts and techniques in a given field (especially
           in the arts) [syn: avant-garde, vanguard, van, new
           wave]

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