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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: state-of-the-art equipment/facilities/technology 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)
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