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lead-in

[leed-in] /ˈlidˌɪn/
noun
1.
something that leads in or introduces; introduction; opening.
2.
Radio, Television.
  1. the connection between an antenna and a transmitter or receiving set.
  2. the portion of a program or script that precedes or introduces a commercial.
adjective
3.
(of a conductor) carrying input to an electric or electronic device or circuit, especially from an antenna.
Origin
1910-1915
1910-15; noun, adj. use of verb phrase lead in
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British Dictionary definitions for lead in

lead-in

/ˈliːdˌɪn/
noun
1.
  1. an introduction to a subject
  2. (as modifier): a lead-in announcement
2.
the connection between a radio transmitter, receiver, etc, and the aerial or transmission line
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