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Definition of

leading edge

Business

most modern and innovative situated at the forefront of innovation. A leading edge company is ahead of others in such areas as inventing or implementing new technologies, and in entering new markets.

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Definitions of ’leading edge’ and meaning of ’leading edge’ are from the book publication, QFINANCE – The Ultimate Resource, © 2009 Bloomsbury Information Ltd. Find definitions for ’leading edge’ and other financial terms with our online QFINANCE Financial Dictionary.

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