Bleeding-edge definition

The definition of bleeding edge is a product or service that is the newest in the field and beyond the cutting edge, with a high potential of unreliability.

An example of something bleeding edge is software with a high risk since it may not relate to existing technologies and it may not have had a lot of testing.

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(idiomatic) Something very current or modern, where there may actually be a hazard or risk in using it; bleeding-edge software, for example, is potentially unstable.
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Noun

Singular:
bleeding-edge
Plural:
bleeding-edges

Origin of bleeding-edge

  • A reference, cutting edge, to the edge of a sword.

    From Wiktionary