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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

cut′ting edge′(n.)

  1. the most advanced position; forefront; lead:

    on the cutting edge of computer technology.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

Origin of cutting edge:

1950–55

Princeton's WordNet

  1. vanguard, forefront, cutting edge(noun)

    the position of greatest importance or advancement; the leading position in any movement or field

    "the Cotswolds were once at the forefront of woollen manufacturing in England"; "the idea of motion was always to the forefront of his mind and central to his philosophy"

  2. knife edge, cutting edge(adj)

    the sharp cutting side of the blade of a knife

  3. up-to-date, cutting-edge, with-it(adj)

    in accord with the most fashionable ideas or style

    "wears only the latest style"; "the last thing in swimwear"; "cutting-edge technology"; "a with-it boutique"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. cutting edge(noun)ˈkʌt lə ri

    the position of using the most advanced methods

    on the cutting edge of medical technology; cutting-edge graphics

Wiktionary

  1. cutting edge(Noun)

    the sharp edge of the blade of a knife or other cutting tool

  2. cutting edge(Noun)

    (by extension) the forefront, or position of greatest advancement in some field

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