Definition of Lead-in

1. Noun. The introductory section of a story. "It was an amusing lead-in to a very serious matter"

Exact synonyms: Lead, Lede
Group relationships: News Article, News Story, Newspaper Article
Generic synonyms: Section, Subdivision

2. Noun. Wire connecting an antenna to a receiver or a transmitter to a transmission line.
Generic synonyms: Conducting Wire, Wire

Definition of Lead-in

1. Noun. An introduction, something that leads into the beginning of something. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Lead-in

lead-acid accumulator
lead-acid battery
lead-in (current term)
lead-pipe cinch
lead-pipe rigidity
lead acetate
lead anaemia
lead arsenate
lead astray
lead bank
lead by the nose
lead carbonate
lead character
lead chromate

Literary usage of Lead-in

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"In Great Britain the ore is crushed to pass through about a half-inch sieve and is dressed to contain over 76 per cent of lead. In other countries the ..."

2. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1883)
"The isotopic composition of lead in gasoline additives and in the aerosols ... This indicates that the excess lead in the aerosols can only be attributed to ..."

3. The Encyclopædia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and by Hugh Chisholm (1911)
"Thus the level of the lead is kept approximately constant, and the silver becomes concentrated in the lead. In large works the silver-lead alloy is removed ..."

4. Supreme Court Reporter by Robert Desty, United States Supreme Court, West Publishing Company (1908)
"When ground in oil to a paste consistency it is commonly called in the trade whit« lead in oil, colloquially referred to frequently as "white lead. ..."

5. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1833)
"In the fourth experiment, six grains of muriate nf lead, in solution, were injected into the stomach of a strong young rabbit, without being followed by any ..."

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