Meaning of “state-of-the-art” in the English Dictionary

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"state-of-the-art" in British English

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state-of-the-artadjective

uk /ˌsteɪt.əv.ðiːˈɑːt/ us /ˌsteɪt.əv.ðiːˈɑːrt/

C1 very modern and using the most recent ideas and methods:

a state-of-the-art computer
The control panel uses all the newest technology and is considered state-of-the-art.

(Definition of “state-of-the-art” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"state-of-the-art" in American English

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state-of-the-artadjective

us /ˈsteɪt·əv·ðiˈɑrt/

the best and most modern of its type:

a state-of-the-art computer system

(Definition of “state-of-the-art” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"state-of-the-art" in Business English

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state-of-the-artadjective

uk /ˌsteɪtəvðiˈɑːt/ us approving

very modern and using the latest ideas and methods:

The center is 20 years old and will need capital improvements to remain state-of-the-art.

(Definition of “state-of-the-art” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)