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bleeding edge

1.
the most advanced stage of a technology, art, etc., usually experimental and risky.
Origin
1980-85; patterned on cutting edge or leading edge
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Examples from the web for bleeding edge
  • Some of those perched on coffee's bleeding edge have an affinity for low-fidelity technologies.
  • Avoid technology that is outdated or is on the bleeding edge and has not been proven.
  • Sadly not everyone keeps up on the bleeding edge of consumer electronics.
British Dictionary definitions for bleeding edge

bleeding edge

noun
1.
the very forefront of technological development
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Contemporary definitions for bleeding edge
noun

extremely advanced technology with no current practical application, beyond the cutting edge of technology

Word Origin

play on the term 'leading edge'

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