the period of time between the initial phase of a process and the emergence of results, as between the planning and completed manufacture of a product.
(manufacturing) the time between the design of a product and its production
(commerce) the time from the placing of an order to the delivery of the goods
[led] /lɛd/ noun, Chemistry. 1. . /lɛd/ noun 1. another name for tetraethyl lead
[leed] /lid/ noun 1. a track connecting a railroad yard or facility with a main line or running track.
[led] /lɛd/ noun 1. any of several tropical trees or shrubs belonging to the genus Leucaena, of the legume family, especially L. glauca, having pinnate leaves and white flowers.
[leed-uhp] /ˈlidˌʌp/ noun 1. something that provides an approach to or preparation for an event or situation. n. 1917, from lead (v.1) + up (adv.).