Definition of leading edge noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    leading edge

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    noun
    NAmE//ˌlidɪŋ ˈɛdʒ//
     
     
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  1. 1[singular] the most important and advanced position in an area of activity, especially technology at the leading edge of scientific research The company has had the leading edge in electronics for ten years.
  2. 2[countable] (technology) the front or forward edge of something, especially an aircraft
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adjective [only before noun] synonym cutting edge leading-edge technology