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2 definitions found
 for lead-in
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  lead-in \lead-in\ n.
     1. (Elec.) a wire connecting an antenna to a receiver or a
        transmitter to a transmission line.
        [WordNet 1.5]
  
     2. (Radio and Television Broadcasting) The short segment of a
        program or program script introducing and immediately
        preceding another part of the program or a commercial.
        [PJC]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  lead-in
      n 1: the introductory section of a story; "it was an amusing
           lead-in to a very serious matter" [syn: lead, lead-in,
           lede]
      2: wire connecting an antenna to a receiver or a transmitter to
         a transmission line

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