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led

[led] /lɛd/
verb
1.
simple past tense and past participle of lead1 .
Related forms
unled, adjective
well-led, adjective
Can be confused
lead, led.
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British Dictionary definitions for well led

led

/lɛd/
verb
1.
the past tense and past participle of lead1

LED

abbreviation
1.
light-emitting diode
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Word Origin and History for well led

LED

n.

1968, initialism from light-emitting diode.

led

past tense and past participle of lead (v.).

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well led in Science
LED
  (ěl'ē-dē', lěd)   
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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Related Abbreviations for well led

LED

  1. light-emitting diode
  2. low energy detector
  3. St. Petersburg [Russia] Pulkovo Airport
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