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cutting-edge

adjective

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(Entry 1 of 2)

being or employing the latest concepts, styles, or techniques
  • his insistent tracking shots and rapid-fire pacing earned him a reputation as a cutting-edge filmmaker

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cutting edge

noun

Synonyms & Antonyms of cutting edge (Entry 2 of 2)

1 the innovators of new concepts, styles, and techniques especially in the arts
  • an urban enclave that has an established reputation for being hospitable to artists who are part of the cutting edge

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2 the leading or most important part of a movement
  • a company that has always been on the cutting edge of the new electronic media

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“Cutting-edge.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/cuttingedge. Accessed 9 December 2019.

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