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Noun: state of the art
  1. The highest degree of development of an art or technique at a particular time
    "the state of the art in space travel"
Adjective: state-of-the-art  'steyt-uv-dhee,aa(r)t
  1. The highest level of development at a particular time (especially the present time)
    "state-of-the-art technology"

See also: progressive

Type of: degree, level, phase, phasis, point, stage

Encyclopedia: State of the art