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Rfv-sense: French. Is this really used to mean state of the art in the context of products, business methods, academic science and technology, etc? In its English application it is solely used in reference to fashion, style, fads (ie, pejoratively/sarcastically, including in technical contexts). I think of it as close to the English idiom last word or the possibly idiomatic latest thing. DCDuring TALK 14:39, 29 April 2010 (UTC)
- I created this a bit quickly with the intention of re-reading it later. I'd be unsurprised if I were wrong or inaccurate. Mglovesfun (talk) 14:58, 29 April 2010 (UTC)
The use in French seems to be exactly the same as the use in English. Lmaltier 21:01, 29 April 2010 (UTC)
As a native french speaker, I can say that this phrase is used in the technological domain almost exclusively. FroschmannGilles 00:06, 13 July 2010
- To FroschmannGilles. Don't you use it in fashion?! --Anatoli 04:54, 13 July 2010 (UTC)
- Here is how the online Larousse defines the expression :
- “se dit de ce qu'il y a de plus récent, de plus perfectionné, de plus à la mode (peut s'employer en apposition sans article) : Il a acheté un téléviseur dernier cri”.
- Which means:
- “said about what is most recent, most sophisticated, most fashionable (can be used in apposition without article)”
- --Actarus (Prince d'Euphor) 10:56, 13 July 2010 (UTC)