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

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

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state-of-the-artadjective

uk   us  
C1 very ​modern and using the most ​recentideas and ​methods: a state-of-the-art ​computer The ​controlpanel uses all the ​newesttechnology 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 ​itstype: a state-of-the-art ​computersystem
(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   us   /ˌsteɪtəvðiˈɑːt/ approving
very modern and using the latest ​ideas and ​methods: state-of-the-art ​equipment/​facilities/​technology The ​center is 20 ​years old and will need ​capitalimprovements to remain state-of-the-art.
(Definition of state-of-the-art from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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