from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The highest level of development, as of a device, technique, or scientific field, achieved at a particular time: "Forty or fifty years ago the state of the art in radio was represented by crackling noises coming from a console of . . . Aztec-temple shape” ( New Yorker).
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- adj. At the highest level of development at a particular time; cutting-edge.
- n. The condition of scientific or technical knowledge, particularly the peak or highest level thereof, at a particular time.
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- n. the highest degree of development of an art or technique at a particular time
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