at the forefront

at the forefront

In a position of highest importance or priority. The new company I work for is at the forefront of medical innovation. I think some of their new instruments are going to revolutionize the field of medicine. My kids' safety is always a concern at the forefront of my mind.
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at the forefront (of something)

 and in the forefront (of something)
Fig. at the place of greatest activity; vital or important to some activity. I interviewed Max Brown, the director who is in the forefront of the movie industry. The university I go to is at the forefront of computer technology.
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at/in/to the ˈforefront (of something)

in or into an important or a leading position in a particular group or activity: The new product took the company to the forefront of the computer software market.The court case was constantly in the forefront of my mind (= I thought about it all the time).
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References in classic literature ?
Running at the forefront of the pack was a large grey wolf--one of its several leaders.
At the forefront of the column staggered two naked savages fastened to each other by a neck chain.
She believes the project will not only equip her with valuable people management skills and help her become fitter but also place women at the forefront of the sporting world.
Edwards is at the forefront of one Defense Department effort to try to get more use out of the existing frequencies through the Advanced Range Telemetry Program.
Following science where the scientists themselves get information keeps us at the forefront.
Commenting on the management team addition, company founder Scott Walker said, "Burton Katz is one of the most seasoned executives in the multimedia arena, having been at the forefront of many 'firsts' in our industry, both here and abroad.
The service is a multi-million dollar investment that will place UMB at the forefront of business online banking," said Terry D'Amore, Executive Vice President of UMB Treasury Management.
Innovative's proprietary technology and alliances with industry leaders now place the company at the forefront of the telecommunications industry.
Always at the forefront of DSL technology and after launching recently its VDSL/POTS combo card, Marconi has selected Centillium for the impressive performances of the Maximus chipset in the field of ADSL2/ADSL2+ and READSL and has built into the Access Hub the upgrade capability to up to 50 Mbps downstream with ADSL2++ technology, making it a unique solution on the market," said Devid Gubiani, Director, Product Line Management for Access Hub at Marconi Corporation plc.
Banks had used rules systems - "Report all cash transactions over $10,000" - but this "is like stopping the smuggling of contraband by imposing a 30mph speed limit" says Jason Kingdon CEO of Searchspace, a software company at the forefront of these developments.
We consider ZapThink to be at the forefront of capturing, analyzing and characterizing the fast-evolving Web Services market, where Digital Evolution is a fast-emerging leader," said Eric Pulier, Chairman and CEO of Digital Evolution.
Our belief is that imaging will continue to be at the forefront of medicine, and that CDI will continue to be at the forefront of imaging," said CDI chief executive officer Robert Baumgartner.
With the addition of Pankaj and Steve to our executive roster, SONICblue has the talent it needs to maintain its position at the forefront of digital entertainment," said Ballard.
Our belief is that diagnostic imaging will continue to be at the forefront of medicine," said Dr.
EmpacTV's patent-pending technology is at the forefront of the emerging interactive television trend.