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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 mag·nate /ˈmægˌnet, nət/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 1. A person of rank; a noble or grandee; a person of influence or distinction in any sphere; -- used mostly of prominent business executives; as, an industrial magnate.
 2. One of the nobility, or certain high officers of state belonging to the noble estate in the national representation of Hungary, and formerly of Poland.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : a very wealthy or powerful businessman; "an oil baron" [syn:
           baron, big businessman, business leader, king, mogul,
           power, top executive, tycoon]