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English definition of “cutting edge”

cutting edge

noun [S]    
something that gives someone or something an advantage over others: Employees need to develop the necessary skills to maintain a cutting edge in technological advance.
the cutting edge (of sth) the most recent and advanced stage of development in a particular type of work or activity, with the newest systems, equipment, etc.: We want to be at the cutting edge of this technology. Video games companies are always on the cutting edge in terms of the graphics.
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