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lead·ing edge

 (lē′dĭng)
n.
1. Nautical The edge of a sail that faces the wind.
2. The front edge of an airplane propeller blade or wing.
3.
a. The foremost position in a trend or movement; the vanguard: "a company on the leading edge of machine-tool technology" (Christian Science Monitor).
b. Someone or something occupying such a position: "Together they are the leading edge of a new wing of historians known as cliometricians" (Timothy Foote).

lead′ing-edge′ adj.
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leading-edge

adj
advanced; foremost
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
Translations

leading-edge

[ˌliːdɪŋˈedʒ] ADJ leading-edge technologytecnología f de vanguardia, tecnología f punta
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