Definitions for CUTTING EDGE
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
the most advanced position; forefront; lead:
on the cutting edge of computer technology.
Category: Common Vocabulary
Origin of cutting edge:
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"
knife edge, cutting edge(adj)
the sharp cutting side of the blade of a knife
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
cutting edge(noun)ˈkʌt lə ri
the position of using the most advanced methods
on the cutting edge of medical technology; cutting-edge graphics
the sharp edge of the blade of a knife or other cutting tool
(by extension) the forefront, or position of greatest advancement in some field
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