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Post time 2005-2-19 21:40:56 |Display all floors
recently, I looked at this phase in several papers such as : cutting-edge articles, cutting -edge education. So here what on the earth is the meanings of this phrase?

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Post time 2005-2-19 21:55:08 |Display all floors

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recently, I looked at this phase in several papers such as : cutting-edge articles, cutting -edge education. So here what on the earth is the meanings of this phrase?
2005金山词霸:
1。An effective quality or element.
有效素质,有效因素
The position of greatest advancement or importance; the forefront:
2。刀刃:巨大进步或极其重要的状态或位置;前线:
“California is on the cutting edge of trends that spread nationwide”(Carl Ingram)
“加利福尼亚正位于席卷全国的时尚的最前沿”(卡尔·英格拉姆)

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recently, I looked at this phase in several papers such as : cutting-edge articles, cutting -edge education. So here what on the earth is the meanings of this phrase?
2005金山词霸:
1。An effective quality or element.
有效素质,有效因素
The position of greatest advancement or importance; the forefront:
2。刀刃:巨大进步或极其重要的状态或位置;前线:
“California is on the cutting edge of trends that spread nationwide”(Carl Ingram)
“加利福尼亚正位于席卷全国的时尚的最前沿”(卡尔·英格拉姆)

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Post time 2005-2-19 22:41:06 |Display all floors

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cutting-edge:
the newest, most advanced stage in the development of sth.
eg. working at the cutting edge of computer technology.
工作在电脑技术的最前端。

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Post time 2005-2-20 00:07:15 |Display all floors

please help me to accurately locate the meaning of "cutting-edge"

Thank seanlin and nicolass.

I feel the answers offered by nico is more fitful based on context-sensitive enviornment.

thx

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Post time 2005-2-20 08:38:52 |Display all floors

try to avoid trendy slang

"Cutting edge" implies that something new must be better, which is false.  "Cutting edge" is therefore a euphemism.  You should try to avoid euphemisms, and be critical of literature that uses them.

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