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LED

 (ĕl′ē-dē′, lĕd)
n.
A semiconductor diode that converts applied voltage to light and is used in lamps and digital displays.

[l(ight-)e(mitting) d(iode).]

led

 (lĕd)
v.
Past tense and past participle of lead1.

led

(lɛd)
vb
the past tense and past participle of lead1

LED

abbreviation for
(Electronics) light-emitting diode

led

(lɛd)

v.
pt. and pp. of lead 1 .

LED


pl. LEDs, LED's.
light-emitting diode: a semiconductor diode that emits light when conducting current, used in electronic equipment, esp. for displaying readings on digital watches, calculators, etc.

LED

(ĕl′ē-dē′, lĕd)
Short for light-emitting diode. An electronic semiconductor device that emits light when an electric current passes through it. LEDs are used for indicator lights, such as those on the front of a disk drive.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.LED - diode such that light emitted at a p-n junction is proportional to the bias current; color depends on the material used
alphanumeric display, digital display - a display that gives the information in the form of characters (numbers or letters)
crystal rectifier, junction rectifier, semiconductor diode, diode - a semiconductor that consists of a p-n junction
OLED, organic light-emitting diode - a self-luminous diode (it glows when an electrical field is applied to the electrodes) that does not require backlighting or diffusers
Translations
lysdiode
LEDfényemittáló diódafénykibocsátó dióda
led
lysdiode
lysdiod

LED

[ˌɛliːˈdiː] n abbr (=light-emitting diode) → LED f, diode f électroluminescente

LED

[ˌɛliːˈdiː] n abbr (Elec) =light-emitting diodeLED m inv

lead1

(liːd) past tense, past participle led (led) verb
1. to guide or direct or cause to go in a certain direction. Follow my car and I'll lead you to the motorway; She took the child by the hand and led him across the road; He was leading the horse into the stable; The sound of hammering led us to the garage; You led us to believe that we would be paid!
2. to go or carry to a particular place or along a particular course. A small path leads through the woods.
3. (with to) to cause or bring about a certain situation or state of affairs. The heavy rain led to serious floods.
4. to be first (in). An official car led the procession; He is still leading in the competition.
5. to live (a certain kind of life). She leads a pleasant existence on a Greek island.
noun
1. the front place or position. He has taken over the lead in the race.
2. the state of being first. We have a lead over the rest of the world in this kind of research.
3. the act of leading. We all followed his lead.
4. the amount by which one is ahead of others. He has a lead of twenty metres (over the man in second place).
5. a leather strap or chain for leading a dog etc. All dogs must be kept on a lead.
6. a piece of information which will help to solve a mystery etc. The police have several leads concerning the identity of the thief.
7. a leading part in a play etc. Who plays the lead in that film?
ˈleader noun
1. a person who is in front or goes first. The fourth runner is several miles behind the leaders.
2. a person who is the head of, organizes or is in charge (of something). The leader of the expedition is a scientist.
3. an article in a newspaper etc written to express the opinions of the editor.
ˈleadership noun
1. the state of being a leader. He took over the leadership of the Labour party two years later.
2. the quality of being able to lead others; leadership ability. The post requires a person who combines leadership and energy; She's got leadership potential; Does he have any leadership qualities?.
lead on
1. to deceive with false expectations.
2. to go first; to show the way. Lead on!
lead up the garden path
to deceive.
lead up to
to progress towards; to contribute to. to lead up to a climax; the events leading up to the First World War.
lead the way
to go first (especially to show the way). She led the way upstairs.
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