What is leading?

  • (adj): Indicating the most important performer or role.
    Example: "The leading man"
    Synonyms: prima, star, starring, stellar
    See also — Additional definitions below

Leading

In typography, leading ( /ˈlɛdɪŋ/) refers to the distance between the baselines of successive lines of type. The term originated in the days of hand-typesetting, when thin strips of lead were inserted into the formes to increase the vertical distance between lines of type. The term is still used in modern page layout software such as QuarkXPress and Adobe InDesign.

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... The leading may be increased to align the bottom line of text on a page in a process known as feathering, carding, or vertical justification ...
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More definitions of "leading":

  • (adj): Purposefully formulated to elicit a desired response.
    Example: "A leading question"
  • (noun): Thin strip of metal used to separate lines of type in printing.
    Synonyms: lead
  • (adj): Going or proceeding or going in advance; showing the way.
    Example: "We rode in the leading car"; "the leading edge of technology"
  • (noun): The activity of leading.
    Synonyms: leadership
  • (adj): Having the leading position or higher score in a contest.
    Example: "The leading team in the pennant race"
    Synonyms: ahead, in the lead
  • (adj): Greatest in importance or degree or significance or achievement.
    Example: "The country's leading poet"
    Synonyms: greatest, preeminent

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    In comparison to the French Revolution, the American Revolution has come to seem a parochial and rather dull event. This, despite the fact that the American Revolution was successful—realizing the purposes of the revolutionaries and establishing a durable political regime—while the French Revolution was a resounding failure, devouring its own children and leading to an imperial despotism, followed by an eventual restoration of the monarchy.
    Irving Kristol (b. 1920)

    Science and art are only too often a superior kind of dope, possessing this advantage over booze and morphia: that they can be indulged in with a good conscience and with the conviction that, in the process of indulging, one is leading the “higher life.”
    Aldous Huxley (1894–1963)

    We are caught up Mr. Perry on a great wave whether we will or no, a great wave of expansion and progress. All these mechanical inventions—telephones, electricity, steel bridges, horseless vehicles—they are all leading somewhere. It’s up to us to be on the inside in the forefront of progress.
    John Dos Passos (1896–1970)