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lead·ing edge

 (lē′dĭng)
n.
1. Nautical The edge of a sail that faces the wind.
2. The front edge of an airplane propeller blade or wing.
3.
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).

lead′ing-edge′ adj.

leading edge

n
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
3.
a. the leading position in any field
b. (as modifier): leading-edge technology.

lead′ing edge′

(ˈli dɪŋ)
n.
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.
[1875–80]
lead′ing-edge′, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.leading edge - forward edge of an airfoilleading 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"
Translations
élenjáró technológia
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