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 ...
... 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 ... and Jadavpur High School, some of the leading South Kolkata schools and Acharya Prafulla Chandra Ray Polytechnic, the leading premier polytechnic college in ...
... 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 university ... They provide courses leading to BA, BSc and Bachelor of Commerce / BCom/BBA degrees ...
... 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 ...
... 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): Purposefully formulated to elicit a desired response.
Example: "A leading question"
- (adj): Going or proceeding or going in advance; showing the way.
Example: "We rode in the leading car"; "the leading edge of technology"
- (adj): Greatest in importance or degree or significance or achievement.
Example: "The country's leading poet"
Synonyms: greatest, preeminent
- (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): Thin strip of metal used to separate lines of type in printing.
Famous quotes containing the word leading:
“Skepticism is always a back road leading to some credo or other.”
—Mason Cooley (b. 1927)
“There are people who are so presumptuous that they know no other way to praise a greatness that they publicly admire than by representing it as a preliminary stage and bridge leading to themselves.”
—Friedrich Nietzsche (18441900)
“The clergyman is expected to be a kind of human Sunday. Things must not be done in him which are venial in the week-day classes. He is paid for this business of leading a stricter life than other people. It is his raison dêtre.... This is why the clergyman is so often called a vicarMhe being the person whose vicarious goodness is to stand for that of those entrusted to his charge.”
—Samuel Butler (18351902)