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1. An effective quality or element.
2. The position of greatest advancement or importance; the forefront: "California is on the cutting edge of trends that spread nationwide" (Carl Ingram).
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the leading position in any field; forefront: on the cutting edge of space technology.
at the forefront of people or things in a field of activity; leading: cutting-edge technology.
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the most advanced position; forefront; lead: on the cutting edge of computer technology.
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|Noun||1.||cutting edge - 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.||cutting edge - the sharp cutting side of the blade of a knife|
blade - the flat part of a tool or weapon that (usually) has a cutting edge
edge - a sharp side formed by the intersection of two surfaces of an object; "he rounded the edges of the box"
edge tool - any cutting tool with a sharp cutting edge (as a chisel or knife or plane or gouge)
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