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David was our leading goalscorer last season.
the leading cause of death
He became a leading figure in the London art world.
a leading brand of toothpaste
She played a leading role in the country's independence movement.
Michael broke away from the leading group to win by 70 metres.
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the design of buildings or public spaces in a way which discourages people from touching, climbing or sitting on them …
the system of trade unions, or the principles on which trade unions are based
a situation in which a country's armed forces are physically present in an area of conflict …
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Definition of leading from the online English dictionary from Macmillan Publishers Limited.