cutting edge

noun
Updated on: 19 Nov 2017

Definition of cutting edge

1 :a sharp effect or quality
2 :the foremost part or place :vanguard

cutting-edge

play \ˈkə-tiŋ-ˌej\ adjective

Examples of cutting edge in a Sentence

  1. the cutting edge of a knife

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

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First Known Use of cutting edge

1804

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CUTTING EDGE Defined for English Language Learners

cutting edge

noun

Definition of cutting edge for English Language Learners

  • : 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.



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