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1. Nautical The edge of a sail that faces the wind.
2. The front edge of an airplane propeller blade or wing.
a. The foremost position in a trend or movement; the vanguard: "a company on the leading edge of machine-tool technology" (Christian Science Monitor).
b. Someone or something occupying such a position: "Together they are the leading edge of a new wing of historians known as cliometricians" (Timothy Foote).
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1. (Aeronautics) the forward edge of a propeller blade, aerofoil, or wing. Compare trailing edge
2. (Electrical Engineering) electrical engineering the part of a pulse signal that has an increasing amplitude
a. the leading position in any field
b. (as modifier): leading-edge technology.
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lead′ing edge′(ˈli dɪŋ)
1. the edge of an airfoil or propeller blade facing the direction of motion.
2. the forward edge of an air mass.
3. forefront; vanguard.
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|Noun||1.||leading edge - forward edge of an airfoil |
aerofoil, airfoil, control surface, surface - a device that provides reactive force when in motion relative to the surrounding air; can lift or control a plane in flight
edge - a sharp side formed by the intersection of two surfaces of an object; "he rounded the edges of the box"
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