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 That designation would unlock more resources, clinical trials and state of the art treatments. Deirdre Walsh, NPR, 8 May 2024 The Rooms Our Grand Premier room spanned more than 550 square feet — larger than most city apartments — with a large bedroom compromising soft furnishings for relaxation, a work desk area, and state of the art audio audio-visual center. Stacey Wreathall, Travel + Leisure, 6 Apr. 2024 The Nerve Control 911 ingredients are all naturally sourced nutrients that are made in a state of the art facility that follows all FDA and GMP guidelines and is one of the most affordable and affection options to choose. Andrew Price, Discover Magazine, 3 Apr. 2024 On the ground floor, 14 arched window frames glow with a state of the art animation by Oyoram Visual Composer, of the Manhattan skyline and Central Park — the city is immaculate, with no people, just birds. Andrew Russeth, New York Times, 28 Mar. 2024 White thinks taxpayers deserve a better deal than the current one, which was negotiated when the teams had all the leverage because the county had failed to live up to its commitments to keep the stadiums in state of the art condition. Mike Hendricks, Kansas City Star, 22 Mar. 2024 Epoch data shows that academics have effectively been priced academics out of developing state of the art models. Will Henshall, TIME, 26 Jan. 2024 The fitness area has also been upgraded with new state of the art equipment, and there are two pools for those who prefer laps. Beth Landman, The Hollywood Reporter, 21 Jan. 2024 Don’t judge Vision Pro by the standards of VR Comparing the Vision Pro to the current state of the art in virtual reality makes its value proposition seem like a real uphill climb for Apple. Kyle Orland, Ars Technica, 5 June 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1910, in the meaning defined above

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

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“State of the art.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jun. 2024.

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