bleeding edge


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

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 ice-class expedition vessel is at the bleeding edge of sustainable design, too. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 27 June 2022 With Cacophony, Onder was literally on the bleeding edge of shred. Matt Wake |, al, 11 June 2022 Indeed, the sailing yacht’s engineering and tech appear to be at the bleeding edge. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 10 June 2022 In contrast to the old-world name, the trimaran’s tech is at the bleeding edge. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 14 May 2022 With investments in OpenSea, Coinbase, dYdX, and many more, Nick has repeatedly been a source of ever-important capital for companies at the bleeding edge of the cryptocurrency space. Forbes, 12 Apr. 2022 Naturally, over-the-air updates will continue to be rolled out to ensure the EV stays at the bleeding edge. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 4 May 2022 For the past 50 years, Eno has been on the bleeding edge of technology and artistic innovation. Brent Lang, Variety, 27 Apr. 2022 As an artist, Glasper is allowed to get into his beatmaker bag, relaunch the Black Radio brand, and leave the New Jazz Thing bleeding edge to others. Mosi Reeves, Rolling Stone, 28 Feb. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of bleeding edge

1983, in the meaning defined above

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21 Jul 2022

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“Bleeding edge.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Aug. 2022.

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