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[lee-ding] /ˈli dɪŋ/

Aeronautics. the edge of an airfoil or propeller blade facing the direction of motion.
something that is or represents the most advanced or innovative aspect of a field, activity, profession, etc.; forefront; vanguard:
the leading edge of technology.
the forward edge of a propeller blade, aerofoil, or wing Compare trailing edge
(electrical engineering) the part of a pulse signal that has an increasing amplitude


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