Meaning of “heading” in the English Dictionary

"heading" in British English

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headingnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈhed.ɪŋ/ us /ˈhed.ɪŋ/

C1 words written or printed at the top of a text as a title

Examples

  • Centre all the headings in this document.
  • Use bold type for your headings.
  • If you don't put a heading at the top of your work, no one will know what it is.
  • All the other jobs can go under the heading 'Miscellaneous' on your list.
  • On page 31, under the heading 'Homophones - words that sound the same', you'll find some examples of this.

(Definition of “heading” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"heading" in American English

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headingnoun [ C ]

us /ˈhed·ɪŋ/

a word or words put at the top of a page or section of text as a title:

He looked at the listings under the heading, "Help wanted," hoping to find a job.

(Definition of “heading” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"heading" in Business English

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headingnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈhedɪŋ/ us

a title printed at the top of a page or section of a document:

Every day the Daily Telegraph lists eligible unit trusts under the heading 'Authorised unit trust prices'.

the subject of something being discussed, considered, or studied:

under the heading of sth The study focused on a range of services that go under the heading of long-term care, from nursing-home services to home health assistance.

(Definition of “heading” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)