bleeding edge

noun

: the newest and most advanced part or position especially in technology : the extreme cutting edge
So the first thing you learn about the Internet from studying America's Most Admired Companies is that you don't have to be on the bleeding edge of the Web to be admired.Geoffrey Colvin
bleeding-edge adjective
bleeding-edge ideas/technology

Examples of bleeding edge in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This readies their clients for future technological shifts and ensures that both Vix Media Group and their clients stay at the bleeding edge of industry innovation. Tyler Shepherd, USA TODAY, 1 Apr. 2024 Scientists at research’s bleeding edge are killing themselves around the globe, producing a trail of bodies and cryptic leads pursued by the largely mystique-free Clarence (Wong). Daniel Fienberg, The Hollywood Reporter, 8 Mar. 2024 Our intention was always to be not just on the edge, but the bleeding edge and to be at the vanguard of the industry. Christopher Marquis, Forbes, 27 Feb. 2024 The era’s programmers were at the bleeding edge of niche consoles, taking it upon themselves to be designers, voice actors, and scriptwriters, inspiring those who’d learn from their mistakes in the years and decades that followed. Matt Gardner, Forbes, 15 Feb. 2024 Since 1997, this small Swiss maison has operated at the bleeding edge of haute horlogerie, fashioning futuristic timepieces with innovative functionality and aesthetics that scream Star Wars more than Schaffhausen. Oren Hartov, Robb Report, 12 Feb. 2024 The team doubled down on visuals for Microsoft Flight Simulator 98 , which again pushed the bleeding edge by adopting 3D hardware acceleration. IEEE Spectrum, 26 Feb. 2023 From his studio outside London, Eno, 75, recently took a break to speak over Zoom about the documentary, his thoughts on AI and his long and storied career on the bleeding edge. Mark Olsen, Los Angeles Times, 18 Jan. 2024 The feature can apparently be found in Chrome Canary, Google’s bleeding edge version of Chrome, according to X user Leopeva64. Jay Peters, The Verge, 25 Aug. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1983, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of bleeding edge was in 1983

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“Bleeding edge.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bleeding%20edge. Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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