Definition of state of the art adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

state of the art

 adjective
adjective
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using the most modern or advanced techniques or methods; as good as it can be at the present time The system was state of the art. a state-of-the-art system The Physics Department has state of the art facilities.
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