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[hed-ing] /ˈhɛd ɪŋ/
noun
1.
something that serves as a head, top, or front.
2.
a title or caption of a page, chapter, etc.
3.
a section of the subject of a discourse; a main division of a topic or theme.
4.
the compass direction toward which a traveler or vehicle is or should be moving; course.
5.
an active underground mining excavation in the earth, as a drift or raise being or about to be driven.
6.
Aeronautics. the angle between the axis from front to rear of an aircraft and some reference line, as magnetic north.
Origin
1250-1300
1250-1300; Middle English hefding. See head, -ing1
Related forms
nonheading, noun
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  • Damages in tort are quantified under two headings general damages and special damages.
British Dictionary definitions for headings

heading

/ˈhɛdɪŋ/
noun
1.
a title for a page, paragraph, chapter, etc
2.
a main division, as of a lecture, speech, essay, etc
3.
(mining)
  1. a horizontal tunnel
  2. the end of such a tunnel
4.
the angle between the direction of an aircraft and a specified meridian, often due north
5.
the compass direction parallel to the keel of a vessel
6.
the act of heading
7.
anything that serves as a head
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Word Origin and History for headings

heading

n.

c.1300, "a beheading," from present participle of head (v.). Meaning "advancing in a certain direction" is from c.1600. Meaning "title at the head of a portion of text" is from 1849.

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