state the art

state of the art

noun
the latest and most sophisticated or advanced stage of a technology, art, or science.

Origin:
1960–65

state-of-the-art, adjective
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state of the art
 
n
1.  the level of knowledge and development achieved in a technique, science, etc, esp at present
 
adj
2.  the most recent and therefore considered the best; up-to-the-minute: a state-of-the-art amplifier

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