bleeding edge

the most advanced stage of a technology, art, etc., usually experimental and risky.

1980–85; patterned on cutting edge or leading edge Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To bleeding edge
World English Dictionary
bleeding edge
the very forefront of technological development

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source's 21st Century Lexicon
Main Entry:  bleeding edge
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  extremely advanced technology with no current practical application, beyond the cutting edge of technology
Etymology:  play on the term 'leading edge''s 21st Century Lexicon
Copyright © 2003-2014, LLC
Cite This Source
Example sentences
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Avoid technology that is outdated or is on the bleeding edge and has not been proven.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.
Copyright © 2014, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature