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

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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Cite this Entry

“State of the art.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/state%20of%20the%20art. Accessed 26 Jan. 2023.

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