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A line at which a surface terminates.
See also: border, margin.


Etymology: ME, egge
1 a thin side or border.
2 the end of a surface, e.g., the edge of a cliff.


A margin or border.

bevel edge

A tooth edge produced by beveling.

cutting edge

An angled or sharpened edge for cutting, as an incisor tooth or the blade of a knife.

denture edge

The margin or border of a denture.

incisal edge

The sharpened edge of a tooth produced by occlusal wear; the labiolingual margin.


Line at which surface terminates.
See also: border, margin
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Released last summer 2010, the film version of Diary Of A Wimpy Kid lost some of the wit and edginess of the books yet still struck a chord with audiences despite an unsympathetic and selfish lead character.
Managing to mix silliness with edginess, Myers has a chatty style that allows her to interact with the crowd making her much in demand both as a comedian and an MC.
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By starting the evening with the barnstorming Ghosts and All In Red any fears were put aside as keyboard player John Beck, bassist Lee Pomeroy and drummer Bob Dalton blew the fans away with the edginess of the music.
While Dreamboats and Petticoats lacks the edginess of Grease or the enthusiasm of High School Musical it is still a fun piece of escapism and a welcome return to a more innocent age.