a·vant-garde (ä′vänt-gärd, ăv′änt-)
A group that creates or promotes innovative ideas or techniques in a given field, especially in the arts.
Of, relating to, or being part of an innovative group, especially one in the arts: avant-garde painters; an avant-garde theater piece.
[French, from Old French, vanguard; see VANGUARD.]
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