cutting edge


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cutting edge

n.
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).

cut′ting-edge′ adj.

cutting edge

n
the leading position in any field; forefront: on the cutting edge of space technology.
adj
at the forefront of people or things in a field of activity; leading: cutting-edge technology.

cut′ting edge′


n.
the most advanced position; forefront; lead: on the cutting edge of computer technology.
[1950–55]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cutting edge - the position of greatest importance or advancementcutting 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"
perspective, view, position - a way of regarding situations or topics etc.; "consider what follows from the positivist view"
2.cutting edge - the sharp cutting side of the blade of a knifecutting 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)
Translations
Dengel

cutting edge

n
a. (of knife) → taglio, filo
b. (fig) on or at the cutting edge of sthall'avanguardia di qc
References in classic literature ?
At first he was content to achieve a cutting edge of a couple of inches, with which he cut a long, pliable bow, a handle for his knife, a stout cudgel, and a goodly supply of arrows.
A kourbash is a strip of old hippo-hide with a sort of keel on it, like the cutting edge of a boar's tusk.
He no longer worried for fear that the sharp, cutting edges should slip and mar his work.
The title of the book, The Cutting Edge, is a double entendre--referring to students as "the cutting edge" thinkers of the future, as well as the victims of "the cutting edge" of the budget ax in the visual arts.
Every time I am fortunate enough to take one airborne I think about those who have gone before me and the advancements in technology that have kept Naval Aviation's capabilities on the cutting edge. It's interesting that the performance of the F-4, though serving primarily as a drone/target aircraft, is still unmatched by many aircraft in service around the world."
Among the services it offers is the acquisition of "human source intelligence" It meets its goals by "featuring cutting edge technology." We might have seen some of this cutting edge technology in the recently released photos.
In addition to cross-selling and up-selling practices, financial services companies implement speech recognition systems to generate added revenue from call centers, according to Cutting Edge Information's report, "Managing Financial Services Call Centers."
One camp on the cutting edge of this process is Camp Champions in Marble Falls, Texas.
Cutting Edge: It's easier to keep up with current technology.
Check the angle of the cutting edge and hold the tool on the belt so it preserves this angle while you're sharpening.
Choosing the proper cutting edge broadhead weight can be a bit confusing especially with lightweight arrows.
Over the years, this meeting has evolved into a national caliber meeting with cutting edge topics and talented speakers.