Leading-edge meaning

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The edge of a sail that faces the wind.
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The front edge of an airplane propeller blade or wing.
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The front edge of a propeller blade or airfoil.
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A position of leadership, as in cultural or technological advances.
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(1) The edge of a document (or of a punch card during many decades of data processing) that enters the read station first.
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(aeronautics) The frontmost edge of a wing or other airfoil of an aircraft; sometimes contains slots or slats.
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(by extension) The foremost part of a trend etc; a vanguard.
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At the forefront of practice or technology, contrast with bleeding edge.
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Of or pertaining to the leading edge of an airfoil.
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(by extension) Leading, latest or most up-to-date.
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