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Leading vs. Trailing

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Leadingadjective

Providing guidance or direction.

‘Avoid leading questions if you really want the truth.’;

Trailingadjective

That converges in the direction of travel.

Leadingadjective

Ranking first.

‘He is a leading supplier of plumbing supplies in the county.’;

Trailingadjective

That is attached and pulled behind.

Leadingadjective

Occurring in advance; preceding.

‘The stock market can be a leading economic indicator.’;

Trailingnoun

Fabric or other material that trails.

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Leadingnoun

An act by which one is led or guided.

Trailingadjective

a. & vb. n. from Trail.

Leadingnoun

(typography) Vertical space added between lines; line spacing.

Trailingnoun

the pursuit (of a person or animal) by following tracks or marks they left behind

Leadingadjective

Guiding; directing; controlling; foremost; as, a leading motive; a leading man; a leading example.

Trailingadjective

having the lower score or lagging position in a contest;

‘behind by two points’; ‘the 8th inning found the home team trailing’;

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Leadingnoun

The act of guiding, directing, governing, or enticing; guidance.

Leadingnoun

Suggestion; hint; example.

Leadingnoun

thin strip of metal used to separate lines of type in printing

Leadingnoun

the activity of leading;

‘his leadership inspired the team’;

Leadingadjective

indicating the most important performer or role;

‘the leading man’; ‘prima ballerina’; ‘prima donna’; ‘a star figure skater’; ‘the starring role’; ‘a stellar role’; ‘a stellar performance’;

Leadingadjective

going or proceeding or going in advance; showing the way;

‘we rode in the leading car’; ‘the leading edge of technology’;

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Leadingadjective

greatest in importance or degree or significance or achievement;

‘our greatest statesmen’; ‘the country's leading poet’; ‘a preeminent archeologist’;

Leadingadjective

having the leading position or higher score in a contest;

‘he is ahead by a pawn’; ‘the leading team in the pennant race’;

Leadingadjective

purposefully formulated to elicit a desired response;

‘a leading question’;

Leading

In typography, leading ( LED-ing) is the space between adjacent lines of type; the exact definition varies. In hand typesetting, leading is the thin strips of lead (or aluminium) that were inserted between lines of type in the composing stick to increase the vertical distance between them.

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