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cutting edge

noun

Simple Definition of cutting edge

  • : the sharp edge of something that is used to cut things

  • the cutting edge : the newest and most advanced area of activity in an art, science, etc.

Full Definition of cutting edge

  1. 1 :  a sharp effect or quality

  2. 2 :  the foremost part or place :  vanguard

cutting–edge adjective

Examples of cutting edge

  1. the cutting edge of a knife

  2. He's a director who tries to keep his films right on the cutting edge.



1804

First Known Use of cutting edge

1804


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