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lead-in

(lēd′ĭn′)
n.
1. Opening or introductory matter: The joke served as a lead-in to a discussion of more serious matters.
2. A program, as on television, scheduled to precede another.
3. The wire that connects an outdoor antenna to an electronic transmitter or receiver.

lead-in

(ˈliːdˌɪn)
n
1.
a. an introduction to a subject
b. (as modifier): a lead-in announcement.
2. (Telecommunications) the connection between a radio transmitter, receiver, etc, and the aerial or transmission line

lead′-in`

(lid)

n.
1. something that leads in or introduces.
2. the connection between an antenna and a transmitter or receiving set.
3. the portion of a television or radio broadcast that precedes a commercial.
adj.
4. (of a conductor) carrying input to an electric or electronic device or circuit, esp. from an antenna.
[1910–15]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lead-in - the introductory section of a story; "it was an amusing lead-in to a very serious matter"
news article, news story, newspaper article - an article reporting news
section, subdivision - a self-contained part of a larger composition (written or musical); "he always turns first to the business section"; "the history of this work is discussed in the next section"
2.lead-in - wire connecting an antenna to a receiver or a transmitter to a transmission line
conducting wire, wire - a metal conductor that carries electricity over a distance

lead-in

noun
A short section of preliminary remarks:
Translations

lead-in

[ˈliːdˈɪn] Nintroducción f (to a)

lead-in

nEinführung f (→ to in +acc), → Einleitung f (→ to in +acc)

lead-in

[ˈliːdˌɪn] nintroduzione f, presentazione f
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