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leadingadjective

 us   /ˈli·dɪŋ/
first or most ​important: She is a leading ​expert on the ​art of ​ancient Greece.
(Definition of leading from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)







"leading" in British English

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(Definition of leading from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"leading" in Business English

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leadingadjective [before noun]

uk   us   /ˈliːdɪŋ/
best, most important, or most ​successful: a leading brand/brand name The cereal is ​sold under several leading ​brandnames.a leading business/company/firm Investors can ​buyshares in many of the world's leading ​companies in other ​parts of the ​world.a leading producer/provider/supplier The ​software has helped the ​company become the world's leading ​producer of ​kitairplanes.
(Definition of leading from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “leading”
in Arabic هام, بارِز, رَئيسي…
in Korean 선두적인…
in Portuguese principal, primeiro…
in Catalan important, destacat…
in Japanese 卓越した…
in Chinese (Simplified) 主要的, 顶级的,尖端的…
in Turkish en önemli, önde gelen, esas…
in Russian ведущий, основной…
in Chinese (Traditional) 主要的, 頂級的,尖端的…
in Italian preminente…
in Polish czołowy…
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