leading edgelead·ing edge
- Aeron. the front edge of a propeller blade or airfoil
- a position of leadership, as in cultural or technological advances
- Nautical The edge of a sail that faces the wind.
- The front edge of an airplane propeller blade or wing.
- 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 )
(plural leading edges)
leading edge - Computer Definition
(1) The edge of a document (or of a punch card during many decades of data processing) that enters the read station first.
(2) In digital electronics, a pulse as it changes from a 0 to a 1.
(3) In programming, a loop that tests a condition before the loop is entered.
(4) The latest technology. See bleeding edge.
(5) (Leading Edge Products, Inc., Westborough, MA) A PC manufacturer founded in 1980. Its Model M (for Mitsubishi) in 1982 was the first PC from overseas. Korean Daewoo Corporation supplied it with products since 1984 and acquired it in 1989. Leading Edge computers are no longer sold in the U.S.