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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An effective quality or element.
  • n. The position of greatest advancement or importance; the forefront: "California is on the cutting edge of trends that spread nationwide” ( Carl Ingram).

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. the sharp edge of the blade of a knife or other cutting tool
  • n. (by extension) the forefront, or position of greatest advancement in some field
  • adj. Alternative form of cutting-edge.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the position of greatest importance or advancement; the leading position in any movement or field
  • n. the sharp cutting side of the blade of a knife

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