Definition of Cutting-edge

1. Adjective. In accord with the most fashionable ideas or style. "A with-it boutique"

Exact synonyms: Up-to-date, With-it
Similar to: Fashionable, Stylish
Derivative terms: Up-to-dateness



Definition of Cutting-edge

1. Adjective. representing the forefront, or position of greatest advancement in some field. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cutting-edge

cuttage
cuttages
cutted
cutter
cutter-offer
cuttermen
cutters
cutteth
cutthroat
cutthroats
cuttie
cuttier
cutties
cuttiest
cutting
cutting-edge (current term)
cutting angle
cutting bait
cutting board
cutting boards
cutting down
cutting edge
cutting forceps
cutting implement
cutting in
cutting it
cutting needle
cutting off
cutting off one's nose to spite one's face
cutting one's losses

Literary usage of Cutting-edge

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1. Foundations of Bridges and Buildings by Henry Sylvester Jacoby, Roland Parker Davis (1914)
"strains and abrasive action of sinking; second, it must be of a form which will allow the caisson to sink readily without excavating under the cutting edge; ..."

2. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1920)
"The process of tempering then consists of two steps, the first of which consists in imparting to the cutting edge of the tool a degree of hardness that is ..."

3. American Machinists' Handbook and Dictionary of Shop Terms: A Reference Book by Fred Herbert Colvin, Frank Arthur Stanley (1914)
"With the cutting edge ahead of the center, as in Fig. 3, the chips as produced are caused to move outward away from the work and prevented from disfiguring ..."

4. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1897)
"The larger knife is 330 mm. long; its cutting edge is 185 mm. long, and it is 12 mm. thick at the back. The smaller knife is 1GO mm. long; its cutting edge ..."

5. The Popular Science Monthly (1884)
"The teeth were flat, and had a serrated cutting edge like the teeth of the iguana ; and hence the name, signifying iguana- like teeth ; many of them, ..."

6. The Popular Science Monthly by Harry Houdini Collection (Library of Congress) (1884)
"The teeth were flat, and had a serrated cutting edge like the teeth of the iguana ; and hence the name, signifying iguana- like teeth ; many of them, ..."

7. Appletons' Cyclopædia of Applied Mechanics: A Dictionary of Mechanical by Appleton, firm, publishers, New York (1878)
"If, however, the drill is not ground true, the strain upon it becomes very great, because the whole force of the cut is then placed upon one cutting edge ..."

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