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noun

the sharp edge of a cutting implement.
forefront; lead: on the cutting edge of computer technology.

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Origin of cutting edge

First recorded in 1950–55
cutting-edge, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for cutting edge

cutting edge

noun

the leading position in any field; forefronton the cutting edge of space technology

adjective cutting-edge

at the forefront of people or things in a field of activity; leadingcutting-edge technology
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