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state-of-the-art

Meaning: If something is state-of-the-art, it's the latest and best example of something, or it shows the most recent developments in its field.

For example:

  • Have you seen Ian's new phone? He says it's got state-of-the-art technology you can only get in that model.

  • I never buy state-of-the-art products because they're always so expensive. I just wait six months and get the same thing for a lot less.

Quick Quiz:

Companies that want to create state-of-the-art products need to employ people who are
  1. from the best universities
  2. the smartest in their field
  3. the most fashionable in the world

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