state of the art
Words nearby state of the art
Origin of state of the art
OTHER WORDS FROM state of the artstate-of-the-art, adjective
British Dictionary definitions for state of the art
adjective state-of-the-art (prenominal)
Idioms and Phrases with state of the art
The highest level of development, very up-to-date, as in This new television set reflects the state of the art in screen technology. Despite including the word art, this term originated in technology, and its first recorded use appears in a 1910 book on the gas turbine. Today it is often used adjectivally, as in This is a state-of-the-art camera, and sometimes very loosely, as in That movie is state-of-the-art Woody Allen.