leading edge


leading edge
leading edge ˌleading ˈedge noun [singular]
the area of activity where the most modern and advanced equipment and methods are used:

• Software companies are on the leading edge of technology in very competitive markets.

— leading-edge adjective :

leading-edge companies ranging from Apple to Walt Disney

• Some US companies were unable to get leading-edge technology that was readily available in Japan.

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leading edge UK US noun [S]
the most advanced position in a particular activity: get/have a leading edge »

The UK has a leading edge in areas such as biotechnology.

at/on the leading edge of sth »

Manufacturers who are at the leading edge of technology will be among the leaders.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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