above the curve

above the curve

Being greater, better, or more advanced than the average in the relative field, especially in research or innovative pursuits. The research being done on leukemia here is far above the curve anywhere else in the world.
See also: above, curve
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Figure 11 suggests that the two curves from specimens that had been subjected to the cyclic loading in the first test are above the curve from the virgin specimen at the strain level above the applied strain generated in the first test, which shows an opposite trend to the two curves in Fig.
There will be as many traders who believe prices will be above the curve as below it.
Hence, given the premium for the primary placement, we expect the ruble Eurobonds of FGC to be sold slightly above the curve of RSHB ruble Eurobonds.
Cracks that fall below the critical curve are expected to survive the test, while flaws above the curve are expected to result in a leak or rupture.
With this, Worcester will continue to step above the curve when it comes to the use of technology.
Dr Moore says, "In today's economy, people need to find ways to stay above the curve.
We are seasoned professionals who are continually driven by a quest to put our buyers' and sellers' interests first, and to excel by capitalizing on technology and staying above the curve in every possible way.
The mount is unstable and sticks above the curve of the helmet.
Two stations on the Palos Verdes shelf were above the curve suggesting contributions from PCBs or other inducing compounds.
Above the curve is the blank wall of the fly-tower of the new main theatre, [2] which is carefully proportioned in terracotta panels almost as a rebuke to the yawning pinched tedium of the local '30s stretched neo-Georgian style.
The higher above the curve, the more beneficial the old treatment is.
UltiPro Recruitment has put us way above the curve in information gathering that is required for state and federal compliance," said Brown.
The isotherm of sorption of ethanol by the polyurethane ionomer is located above the curve for the acrylic copolymer.