Definition of heading in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈhediNG/


1A title at the head of a page or section of a book: chapter headings
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  • But before you rush to the shops, be aware that this work contains steeply off-putting section titles and chapter headings, many favouring the riff-plus-triplet form academic publishing gets such a kick out of.
  • Search engines consider headings, page titles, bold and linked text to be more important and relevant and the precise wording of these sections of your content are extremely important.
  • In this moment, the idea for a book came to me, inspired and complete with chapter headings and title: Healing Through the Dark Emotions.
1.1A division or section of a subject; a class or category: this topic falls under four main headings
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  • Main category headings are computerization, field equipment, fleets, marketing, measurement, odorization, pipelines, and miscellaneous.
  • Ireland is the first EU country to ‘go live’ with its website, which provides consumers with data under four main headings.
  • Subjects that fall under various category headings tend to be very wide ranging and are open to different interpretations by different people.
2A direction or bearing: he crawled on a heading of 90 degrees until he came to the track
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  • Use the clock technique (12 o'clock means toward the front) or cardinal directions for headings.
  • Directional or compass information enables an animal to maintain a consistent heading in a particular direction such as north or east.
  • A couple of joggers passed by, and a short while later a lady with a pram, but BJ didn't deviate one degree from his Northerly heading.
3A horizontal passage made in preparation for building a tunnel.
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  • A top heading is first excavated, and then a bench that is sometimes split further into bench and invert sections is constructed.
3.1 Mining another term for drift (sense 4 of the noun).
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  • We had no such system and it would perhaps have flagged up a problem elsewhere in the mine that was being drawn into our heading.
4A strip of cloth at the top of a curtain above the hooks or wire that suspend the curtain.

Words that rhyme with heading

Reading, steading, wedding

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Syllabification: head·ing

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