There are 2 definitions of leading in English:

leading1

Syllabification: lead·ing
Pronunciation: /ˈlēdiNG
 
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adjective

[attributive]
Most important: a number of leading politicians
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  • Craven District Council has played a leading role as main sponsor of the project.
  • She danced all the leading ballerina roles, foremost among them Odette-Odile and Kitri.
  • He has figured in a number of leading roles for Ballinrobe Musical Society, including Danilo in The Merry Widow.
Synonyms
main, chief, major, prime, most significant, most important, principal, foremost, key, central, focal, preeminent, paramount, dominant, essentialmost important, most powerful, affluential, foremost, chief, preeminent, outstanding, dominant, most influential

noun

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1Guidance or leadership, especially in a spiritual context.
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  • Things can be learned in many ways (spiritual leading is one way you pointed).
  • It is a longing for a church that raises up leaders who recognize that leading and listening are not mutually exclusive.
  • Thus, if we are not willing to give total obedience to his leading, we should not pray for blessing from above.
1.1An instance of spiritual guidance: the leadings of the Holy Spirit
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  • He exhorted us to concentrate primarily on obeying the written guidance in God's word, rather than seeking mysterious leadings and feelings.
  • Shine your light into my darkness and help me to follow the leadings of love.
  • This was in part because, over time, my leadings (as the Quakers would say) toward Christianity became suspect in my own mind.

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There are 2 definitions of leading in English:

leading2

Syllabification: lead·ing
Pronunciation: /ˈlediNG
 
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noun

The amount of blank space between lines of print.
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  • Most scrapbookers don't know what kerning or leading are and how to adjust them accordingly.
  • I must say it is very interesting, but is it really necessary to have the typesetting within so big and the leading between each line so expanded?
  • And certainly, with that leading, I think surrounding it a box would be a mistake.

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