What does cutting edge mean?

Definitions for cutting edge

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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"


  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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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of cutting edge in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of cutting edge in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Jacob Bronowski:

    The hand is the cutting edge of the mind.

  2. Zalman Stern:

    The problem with the cutting edge is that someone has to bleed.

  3. Henry Ford:

    Competition is the keen cutting edge of business, always shaving away at costs.

  4. Jay Spring:

    Technology people would buy them, people that are interested in being cutting edge.

  5. Jonah Hirsch:

    We can't go into too much detail, but the technology alone is totally cutting-edge.

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