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cutting edge

1. noun The forefront of technological developments or advancements. The new company I work for is at the cutting edge of medical science. I think some of their new instruments are going to revolutionize the field of medicine.
2. adjective Technologically advanced. When used as an adjective, the phrase is usually hyphenated. With their cutting-edge instruments, I really think this company is going to revolutionize the field of medicine.
See also: cutting, edge

(be at) the cutting ˈedge (of something)

(be at) the newest, most advanced stage in the development of something: working at the cutting edge of computer technology
See also: cutting, edge
References in classic literature ?
A kourbash is a strip of old hippo-hide with a sort of keel on it, like the cutting edge of a boar's tusk.
The diamond cutting edge in average four times harder than the cutting edge made of WC, but four times weaker in case of bending strenght, moreover, it is characterized by low toughness [3].
Carbide Cutting Edges shall be Carbide type with the cutting edge fabricated from AISI-1020 steel or equivalent, 3/4" X 6" have sintered Tungsten Carbide inserts, approximately 1" wide and 9/16" thick running the entire length of the Cutting Edge.
Some local fractures on the cutting edge occurred due to fatigue and built-up edge formation [3].
The Cutting Edge Tree Service team has 15 years of experience in the lawn and tree care industry, and their professionals proudly serve the Oakland area.
Another advantage of the button cutter is that the round inserts allow for the use of more of the cutting edge, resulting in up to twice the material removal capability of a typical square-edged insert.
If the cutting edge wears down too far, the moldboard is damaged and has to be replaced or sent to support for repair.
For nano-scale cutting in this system, the cutting depth can be controlled in the range of 1-100 nm (1 nm = 10-6 m) by changing the normal load applied to the cutting edge fixed on the cantilever tip.
Check the angle of the cutting edge and hold the tool on the belt so it preserves this angle while you're sharpening.
A previous study [7] showed that cutting-power consumption could be decreased by decreasing the diamond film thickness and by polishing the diamond film near the cutting edge.
If all goes as planned, Fab 30 by the end of the year will begin yielding its primary and perhaps only product: the cutting edge, copper-based Athlon microprocessor chip, formerly known as K-7.
What it is: A distinct "notch" or slice-like deterioration of the cutting edge develops at the depth of cut line.