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 march was headed by John Frost leading a column into Newport from the west, Zephaniah Williams leading a column from Blackwood to the north-west and William Jones leading a column from Pontypool to the north ...
... parliamentarian (for Rally for the Republic), Blot also served as a leading civil servant under both Interior Minister Michel Poniatowski and Alain Devaquet ... A prominent Eurosceptic he played a leading role in establishing a committee to support the Bruges Group in France ... He also played a leading role in FN policy making, joining other Club de l'Horloge alumni such as Bruno Mégret and Jean-Yves Le Gallou in driving the party away from corporatism and towards neo-liberal economics ...
... by the presence of one of India's top university Jadavpur University, and the leading research institutes of Indian Association for the Cultivation of ... and Jadavpur High School, some of the leading South Kolkata schools and Acharya Prafulla Chandra Ray Polytechnic, the leading premier polytechnic college in West Bengal ...
... 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 ...
... five) middle (grades six through eight) high (grades nine and ten, leading to the Secondary School Certificate) intermediate (grades eleven and twelve, leading to a Higher Secondary School Certificate) and ... They provide courses leading to BA, BSc and Bachelor of Commerce / BCom/BBA degrees ...
More definitions of "leading":
- (adj): Going or proceeding or going in advance; showing the way.
Example: "We rode in the leading car"; "the leading edge of technology"
- (noun): Thin strip of metal used to separate lines of type in printing.
- (adj): Purposefully formulated to elicit a desired response.
Example: "A leading question"
- (adj): Having the leading position or higher score in a contest.
Example: "The leading team in the pennant race"
Synonyms: ahead, in the lead
- (noun): The activity of leading.
Famous quotes containing the word leading:
“Our leading men are not of much account and never have been, but the average of the people is immense, beyond all history. Sometimes I think in all departments, literature and art included, that will be the way our superiority will exhibit itself. We will not have great individuals or great leaders, but a great average bulk, unprecedentedly great.”
—Walt Whitman (18191892)
“Do you know I believe that [William Jennings] Bryan will force his nomination on the Democrats again. I believe he will either do this by advocating Prohibition, or else he will run on a Prohibition platform independent of the Democrats. But you will see that the year before the election he will organize a mammoth lecture tour and will make Prohibition the leading note of every address.”
—William Howard Taft (18571930)
“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 successfulrealizing the purposes of the revolutionaries and establishing a durable political regimewhile 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)