Aeronautics. the edge of an airfoil or propeller blade facing the direction of motion.
something that is or represents the most advanced or innovative aspect of a field, activity, profession, etc.; forefront; vanguard: the leading edge of technology.
- leading-edge, adjective
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How to use leading edge in a sentence
Sometimes you get a pair of these rotating columns that tilt forward at the leading edge of the fire, and where those come together, they can accelerate the fire between them, or slow it down.What’s Fueling Today’s Extreme Fires - Issue 104: Harmony | Dan Falk | August 4, 2021 | Nautilus
They are the leading edge of a generation whose mothers and fathers had children later in life.
It’s a race between the leading edge in quantum computing and advances in traditional computing methods, each one trying to outpace the other.Google and China duke it out over ‘quantum supremacy’ | rhhackettfortune | December 8, 2020 | Fortune
Personally, I think regulators will continue to have a strong view on how we use certain leading edge technologies.COVID put electronic trading to the test. It’s never buckled, Goldman Sachs says | Bernhard Warner | November 22, 2020 | Fortune
Warm fronts exist along the leading edge of warmer, humid air pushing into cooler, drier air.
Today, the pace of leading-edge research with compounds in the cannabis plant is accelerating.
A talk with three women on the leading edge of our wine culture.
It was definitely the heart of not just the American avant-garde but the leading edge of all Western art.Why Did Llewyn Davis’s Greenwich Village Disappear? | Andrew Romano | December 7, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
The sitcoms from the 1980s and 90s were on the leading edge of this shift.How TV Killed the Republican Party’s Family Values | Jonathan D. Fitzgerald | November 15, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
The set measurement is taken from the front of the lower leading edge to the plumb-lines.
Plumb-lines must be dropped over the leading edge of the top surface wherever struts occur, and also near the fuselage.
Now stand in front of it and line up the leading edge with the main spar, rear spar, and trailing edge.
For steering, both vertical and horizontal, a hinged tail was provided, and the leading edge of each wing was made flexible.A History of Aeronautics | E. Charles Vivian
These longitudinals and the skids end at the leading edge of the back plane and the laminated skids and wheels are placed there.
British Dictionary definitions for leading edge
the forward edge of a propeller blade, aerofoil, or wing: Compare trailing edge
electrical engineering the part of a pulse signal that has an increasing amplitude
the leading position in any field
(as modifier): leading-edge technology
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