From Middle English inleden (“to lead or bring in, introduce”), from Old English inlǣdan (“to lead in, bring in, introduce, conduct”), equivalent to in- + lead. Cognate with Dutch inleiden (“to initiate; introduce”), German einleiten (“to initiate; introduce”), Danish indlede (“to introduce”), Swedish inleda (“to introduce”).
- (transitive, mechanical and electrical) To lead into; conduct.
- new afferent or inleading processes might be set up tending, themselves, towards the mathematical point of interaction --Helge Lundholm
- (religious) To lead from within.
- When man is in the former state, the Lord inflows and inleads immediately --Emanuel Swedenborg
inlead (plural inleads)
- (mechanical and electrical) A conduit, channel or wire leading into a container or device.
- a cathode inlead
- inlead tube