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Meaning of “cutting-edge” in the English Dictionary

"cutting-edge" in British English

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cutting-edgeadjective [before noun]

uk   /ˌkʌt.ɪŋˈedʒ/  us   /ˌkʌt̬-/
C1 very ​modern and with all the ​newestfeatures: cutting-edge ​design/​technology
(Definition of cutting-edge from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"cutting edge" in American English

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cutting edgenoun [U]

 us   /ˈkʌt̬·ɪŋ ˈedʒ/
the most ​recentstage in the ​development of something: His ​research is at the cutting edge of new ​therapies for ​cancer.
(Definition of cutting edge from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"cutting edge" in Business English

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cutting edgenoun [S]

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

uk   us   /ˌkʌtɪŋˈedʒ/
very modern, and with all the newest ​features: cutting-edge ​companies/​designs/​products
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(Definition of cutting edge from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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