- The definition of cutting edge is someone or something that is the latest, greatest and newest.
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.
cutting edge definition by Webster's New World
- the effective or decisive element
- the leading or most important position; forefront; vanguard
- the most advanced or innovative position; the avant-garde
cutting edge definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- 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).