state of the art



  • adjective
    (written as state-of-the-art)
    very modern or technically as advanced as possible


  • (written as state-of-the-art)
    Consisting of, or incorporating the latest technology in its field. What the term entails at a given time is usually not the same at a later time. For example, some time back an 8 MHz CPU was considered state-of-the-art, while currently an 8 GHz CPU is more like it. The term is frequently utilized to hype components, devices, equipment, systems, software, materials, and so on.

Idiom of “state of the art”

up to date; at the current level or stage of development