bleeding edge

noun

Definition of bleeding edge

: 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

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Other Words from bleeding edge

bleeding-edge \ ˈblē-​diŋ-​ˈej How to pronounce bleeding-edge (audio) \ adjective
bleeding-edge ideas/technology

Examples of bleeding edge in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The truth is, the Note 10 is no longer Samsung’s bleeding edge phone. Geoffrey A. Fowler, The Denver Post, "Galaxy Note 10 hands on: What Samsung’s $950 big new phone adds — and takes away," 21 Aug. 2019 The truth is, the Note 10 is no longer Samsung’s bleeding edge phone. Geoffrey A. Fowler, The Denver Post, "Galaxy Note 10 hands on: What Samsung’s $950 big new phone adds — and takes away," 21 Aug. 2019 The truth is, the Note 10 is no longer Samsung’s bleeding edge phone. Geoffrey A. Fowler, The Denver Post, "Galaxy Note 10 hands on: What Samsung’s $950 big new phone adds — and takes away," 21 Aug. 2019 The truth is, the Note 10 is no longer Samsung’s bleeding edge phone. Geoffrey A. Fowler, The Denver Post, "Galaxy Note 10 hands on: What Samsung’s $950 big new phone adds — and takes away," 21 Aug. 2019 The truth is, the Note 10 is no longer Samsung’s bleeding edge phone. Geoffrey A. Fowler, The Denver Post, "Galaxy Note 10 hands on: What Samsung’s $950 big new phone adds — and takes away," 21 Aug. 2019 The truth is, the Note 10 is no longer Samsung’s bleeding edge phone. Geoffrey A. Fowler, The Denver Post, "Galaxy Note 10 hands on: What Samsung’s $950 big new phone adds — and takes away," 21 Aug. 2019 Aided by bleeding edge technology, a select number of Neuron’s employees are entrusted with Legions, captured chimeras who are chained to the wrist and neurologically linked to their operator. Christopher Byrd, Washington Post, "‘Astral Chain’: Wacky, complicated and, ultimately, enjoyable," 12 Sep. 2019 The truth is, the Note 10 is no longer Samsung’s bleeding edge phone. Geoffrey A. Fowler, The Denver Post, "Galaxy Note 10 hands on: What Samsung’s $950 big new phone adds — and takes away," 21 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of bleeding edge

1983, in the meaning defined above

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“Bleeding edge.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bleeding%20edge. Accessed 31 May. 2020.

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