1. An example of cutting edge is brand new medical technology to help cancer patients.2. An example of cutting edge is a person who always has the newest electronic gear the day it comes out.
- the effective or decisive element
- the leading or most important position; forefront; vanguard
- the most advanced or innovative position; the avant-garde
- An effective quality or element.
- The position of greatest advancement or importance; the forefront: “California is on the cutting edge of trends that spread nationwide” (Carl Ingram).
(comparative more cutting edge, superlative most cutting edge)
- Alternative form of cutting-edge.