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bleeding edge

1. adjective Of or being in the most advanced position, practice, or technology in a given area, activity, or endeavor. Sometimes hyphenated. Scientists at the local university are pioneering bleeding-edge cancer research. The company has released some of the most bleeding-edge smartphones in the world.
2. noun The most advanced position, practice, or technology in a given area, activity, or endeavor. The work their organization is doing at the moment is the bleeding edge of public health. Anthony's fascination with gadgetry always has him at the bleeding edge of the latest technology.
See also: bleeding, edge
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We'll get back to bleeding edge in a moment, but first let's look at some related terms.
Some of us have the time, the money, and the supportive employer that allow us to stay right out there on the technological bleeding edge, attending conferences, sharing our knowledge, and networking with our peers.
As they try to encourage innovative uses of technology by students and teachers, this creativity hits the so-called "bleeding edge" of technology.
Speaking at the launch of the union's report, Outsourcing of IT Services: Leading Edge or Bleeding Edge?, Peter Skyte, National Secretary of the Amicus Information Technology Professionals Association, said, 'The control of strategic technologies and systems is increasingly the way in which organisations are able to obtain and maintain competitive advantage.
"I don't think you need to be on the bleeding edge, but you need to
When it comes to trying out new technologies, Sauey prefers to be on the leading edge, not the "bleeding edge." If you overreach and try to be too innovative, you can go bankrupt, he warns.
At the seminar "Proteomics and Systems Biology," held at the 2004 annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in Seattle, Washington, presenters discussed advances at the "bleeding edge" of proteomics research and their use in the study of complex biochemical interactions within and among cells--advances that may help overcome some of the challenges posed by proteomics.
"As it moves from bleeding edge to the general market, you have to start improving the management features."
General Pattern had another motivation for testing this resin; according to their North American general manager, Denny Reiland, "We operate stereolithography equipment that is truly on the cutting and bleeding edge of technical capabilities.
Innovative teacher education units across the United States are reaching for opportunities to maintain the bleeding edge of understanding and integrating technology in successful and appropriate manners, which may also lead to thoughtful reflection as to the state and reasoning behind "why we do what we do." Discussion includes: cognitive flexibility; instructional design; national standards integration into Web-based coursework; standards evaluation; and the Web-based teacher education technology course scope and sequence.
Some of you are still on the bleeding edge, leading the changes in electronic information creation, storage, and delivery.
At first the use of corporate jargon and industry buzz-words is distracting and often baffling, but to Nolan's credit by the third chapter phrases such as 'bleeding edge', 'double-loop learning' and 'bricks and clicks' had become second nature.
He stated that he wanted to be on the cutting edge of technology -- not on the bleeding edge. The Corrections Technology Committee can play a role in helping corrections practitioners avoid finding themselves on the bleeding edge.