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leading edge

noun

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the leading or most important part of a movement
  • an activist who is on the leading edge of the fight for equal marriage rights

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leading-edge

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“Leading edge.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/leading%20edge. Accessed 11 Jul. 2020.

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