verb (used with object)
Printing. to remove the leads between (lines of type).
to reduce the lead in; remove the lead from.
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simple past tense and past participle of lead1.

unled, adjective
well-led, adjective

lead, led.
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led (lɛd)
the past tense and past participle of lead

abbreviation for
light-emitting diode

unlead (ʌnˈlɛd)
1.  to strip off lead
2.  printing to remove the leads or spaces from between (lines of type)

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1968, acronym from light-emitting diode.
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LED   (ěl'ē-dē', lěd)  Pronunciation Key 
Short for light-emitting diode. An electronic semiconductor device that emits light when an electric current passes through it. They are considerably more efficient than incandescent bulbs, and rarely burn out. LEDs are used in many applications such as flat-screen video displays, and increasingly as general sources of light. See also semiconductor laser.
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Abbreviations & Acronyms
  1. light-emitting diode

  2. low energy detector

  3. St. Petersburg [Russia] Pulkovo Airport

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