state of the art

noun phrase

Definition of state of the art

: 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

Other Words from state of the art

state-of-the-art \ ˈstāt-​əv-​ṯẖē-​ˈärt How to pronounce state of the art (audio) \ adjective

First Known Use of state of the art

1910, in the meaning defined above

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“State of the art.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jun. 2022.

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