What is leading?

  • (noun): Thin strip of metal used to separate lines of type in printing.
    Synonyms: lead
    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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Yvan Blot
... A former Gaullist 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-libe ...
Newport Rising - Causes
... 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 ...
History Of Sindh - Education
... grades one through 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 ... They provide courses leading to BA, BSc and Bachelor of Commerce / BCom/BBA degrees ...
Leading - Feathering
... 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 ...
Jadavpur - Academic Institutions
... top university Jadavpur University, and the leading research institutes of Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science (IACS), Central Glass and Ceramic Research Institute (CGCRI), National Instruments (Jad ... in West Bengal, Jadavpur Vidyapith and Jadavpur High School, some of the leading South Kolkata schools and Acharya Prafulla Chandra Ray Polytechnic ...

More definitions of "leading":

  • (adj): Purposefully formulated to elicit a desired response.
    Example: "A leading question"
  • (noun): The activity of leading.
    Synonyms: leadership
  • (adj): Indicating the most important performer or role.
    Example: "The leading man"
    Synonyms: prima, star, starring, stellar
  • (adj): Greatest in importance or degree or significance or achievement.
    Example: "The country's leading poet"
    Synonyms: greatest, preeminent
  • (adj): Going or proceeding or going in advance; showing the way.
    Example: "We rode in the leading car"; "the leading edge of technology"
  • (adj): Having the leading position or higher score in a contest.
    Example: "The leading team in the pennant race"
    Synonyms: ahead, in the lead

Famous quotes containing the word leading:

    What do you do in the Grand Hotel? Eat, sleep, loaf around, flirt a little, dance a little. A hundred doors leading to one hall. No one knows anything about the person next to them. And when you leave, someone occupies your room, lies in your bed. That’s the end.
    William A. Drake (1900–1965)

    So may I, blind fortune leading me,
    Miss that which one unworthier may attain,
    And die with grieving.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)

    I shouldn’t say I’m looking forward to leading a normal life, because I don’t know what normal is. This has been normal for me.
    Martina Navratilova (b. 1956)