state of the art

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


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

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Word Origin & History

1967, from noun phrase (1910), earlier status of the art (1889). The phrase itself was in use from mid-19c.
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Example sentences
Internationally-recognised professors, cutting-edge technology and
  state-of-the-art campuses don't come cheap.
There are concourse-level luxury boxes, wide concourses, state-of-the-art
  scoreboards and plenty of concession stands.
The department is housed in a state-of-the-art research and teaching facility
  that includes excellent space for animal research.
It is building a state-of-the-art teaching hospital as well as reportedly the
  largest student-services hall in the world.
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