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leading meaning

EN[-iːdɪŋ] [-ɛdɪŋ] [ˈlɛdɪŋ]
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WLeading
  • In typography, leading /ˈlɛdɪŋ/ refers to the distance between the baselines of successive lines of type.
  • In consumer-oriented word processing software, this concept is usually referred to as "line spacing" or "interline spacing."
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    Definition of leading in English Dictionary

  • NounPLleadingsSUF-ing
    1. An act by which one is led or guided.
      1. It has been said that we ought not to force our way, but to wait for the openings, and leadings of Providence; but it might with equal propriety be answered in this case, neither ought we to neglect embracing those openings in providence which daily present themselves to us.
    2. (typography) Vertical space added between lines; line spacing.
    3. Verb
      1. present participle of lead.
        1. I had occasion […] to make a somewhat long business trip to Chicago, and on my return […] I found Farrar awaiting me in the railway station. He smiled his wonted fraction by way of greeting, […], and finally leading me to his buggy, turned and drove out of town.
    4. AdjectiveCOMmore leadingSUPmost leading
      1. Providing guidance or direction.
        1. Avoiding leading questions if you really want the truth.
      2. Ranking first.
        1. He is a leading supplier of plumbing supplies in the county.
      3. Occurring in advance; preceding.
        1. The stock market can be a leading economic indicator.
    5. More Examples
      1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
        • The exposure and depluming of the leading humbugs of the age. — De Quincey.
        • Hyperviscosity due to polycythemia may induce an angiogenic increase in the glomerular capillary beds, in turn leading to glomerulomegaly.
        • NO nitrosylates cysteine residues in the catalytic domain of COX enzymes leading to the formation of nitrosothiols; [ …]
    • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
      1. Adjectives
        • Nouns
          • Countable nouns
            • Singularia tantum
              • Uncountable nouns
            • Verbs
              • Verb forms
                • Participles
                  • Present participles
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            2. en leadingly
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            4. en leading case
            5. en leading tone
            Source: Wiktionary
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            Meaning of leading for the defined word.

            Grammatically, this word "leading" is an adjective. It's also a noun, more specifically, a countable noun and a singularia tantum. It's also a verb, more specifically, a verb form.
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