state of the art

noun phrase

: the level of development (as of a device, procedure, process, technique, or science) reached at any particular time usually as a result of modern methods
state-of-the-art adjective

Examples of state of the art in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For this month’s Wine & Dine race weekend, new sponsors Echelon Fitness had state of the art exercise equipment and instructors on hand while Mission cooling products provided racers with apparel proven to help beat the heat. Janine Rubenstein, Peoplemag, 17 Nov. 2023 But an official with the Texas Council on Environmental Quality — who, in a former job, was a lobbyist for the petrochemical industry — declined NASA’s offer to use state of the art air quality monitoring equipment. Jacob Carter, STAT, 10 Nov. 2023 But this is a good bit behind the absolute state of the art in chip manufacturing these days, and Nvidia could use newer technology (like the RTX 4000-series' 5 nm TSMC process) to squeeze the same amount of performance into a more Switch-sized chip. Kyle Orland, Ars Technica, 3 Nov. 2023 This synthetic jacket deploys two state of the art technologies to make one fine product. Joel Balsam, Travel + Leisure, 24 Oct. 2023 The current state of the art for CPUs is 3 nm, and IBM has spent years researching 2-nm nodes. IEEE Spectrum, 23 Oct. 2023 Visually and aurally, the film breaks new ground, combining a stunning cinematic approach with a state of the art sound that complements Talking Head’s rousing funk-rock style. George Varga, San Diego Union-Tribune, 26 Sep. 2023 The elevator on each floor opens to a state of the art kitchen, lounge area and workspace, emphasizing the community aspect. Kyle Beechey, Condé Nast Traveler, 5 Oct. 2023 The path out of homelessness was choked with bureaucracy, and multi-specialist teams were state of the art, endorsed by California’s Legislature. Gale Holland, Anchorage Daily News, 17 July 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1910, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of state of the art was in 1910

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“State of the art.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Dec. 2023.

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