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 ...
... 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 ...
... 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 ... They provide courses leading to BA, BSc and Bachelor of Commerce / BCom/BBA degrees ...
... by the presence of one of India's top university Jadavpur University, and the leading research institutes of Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science (IACS), Central Glass and Ceramic ... Vidyapith and Jadavpur High School, some of the leading South Kolkata schools and Acharya Prafulla Chandra Ray Polytechnic, the leading premier polytechnic college in West ...
... 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 ...
More definitions of "leading":
- (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
- (noun): The activity 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"
- (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.
Famous quotes containing the word leading:
“I have always rebelled against the unadorned, the unbefitting, the unawakened, the unresisting, the undesirable, the unplanned, the unshapely, the uncommitted, the unattemptedall leading to the unintended. I believe in the unsubmissive, the unfaltering, the unassailable, the irresistible, the unbelievablein other words, in an art of life.”
—Margaret Anderson (18861973)
“you are leading me on
To the spots we knew when we haunted here together,”
—Thomas Hardy (18401928)
“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)