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on the cusp (of something)

Fig. at the point in time that marks the beginning of something. The transistor was on the cusp of a new age in electronics.
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on the cusp

1. On the threshold or verge of a development or action: an actor on the cusp of becoming a star.
2. At the dividing line or border of two conditions or categories: an artist on the cusp between Victorianism and modernism.
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The central cusp bears a weakly developed lateral carina.
Meanwhile, many observers over the years have noted bright polar regions --especially near the northern cusp.
We did not repair aortic valve in cusp prolapse or mild degree of valve insufficiency.
The second premolar cusp tip was found to be the deepest part of COS while the curve varied in depth as class II div 2 >class II div 1>class III>class I.
Flat occlusal surface causes adequate or over reduction of non function cusp whereas under reduction of functional cusp.
The length of right atrioventricular (AV) valve and left cusp of left atrioventricular valve (AV) were longer in chick embryos belonging to control group as compared to those in experimental group but this was not statistically significant.
The position of the ostia with reference to the sinutubular [ST] ridge and the upper margin of cusps.
The material is associated with Propotamochoerus in having 2 cusplets in sagital valley of P4 without labio-lingual cingula, moderate enamel thickness in molars, shallow furchen, no cingula on molars, presence of basal pillars in ends of median valleys; simple talon/talonid of M3/m3 relatively, no extra cusp pairs, anterior and posterior cusps of premolars variable, but never reach the same height as the main cusps (Pickford, 1988).
Talon cusp apart from showing its structure resembling to an eagles talon, it can also appear like a pyramid or conical in shape.
Severe reduction and the absence of the disto-lingual cusp (hypocone) is a valued trend from the first upper molar to the second upper molar (9) and is associated with a simplification of the dental morphology and reduced size.
CUSP is a multipronged approach that embraces such evidence-based interventions as removing unnecessary central lines and ensuring proper hand hygiene; a culture change that encourages team work and empowers front-line staff to be equal partners with physicians when it comes to enhancing patient safety; and measuring results and providing constant feedback to the teams.
Significant differences of these CMDTs were observed: Carabelli's cusp, configuration of cusps X5 and X6 (36, 46, FDI notation), and +4 and +5 (37, 47, FDI notation), absence of hypocone reduction, relative frequency of cusp 7, and low frequency of shovel-shaped incisors and double shovel, which are typical of the groups belonging or influenced by populations of the Caucasoid dental complex.
Plans for CUSP, revealed by New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg this week, are still being finalised but the University of Warwick is expected to supply about 10 academics who will work between the US and the Midlands.
Summary: And the torch gets passed to a new generation, one bred on the button, living on the cusp of technology in a world which is now truly a global village.
She has it all to do to beat On The Cusp, but she has a chance.