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leading edge

noun [S] uk   /ˌliː.dɪŋˈedʒ/ us  
the most advanced position in an area of activity: scientists at the leading edge of cancer research
leading-edge
adjective [before noun] uk   /ˌliː.dɪŋˈedʒ/ us  
leading-edge technology
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