A heading is a short sentence that summarize a section of text

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An heading is a text feature that contains a short and prominent sentence.

It's part of an header. If not, it's the header in itself and creates implicitly a section

Its primary functions are :

  • organizing a document in section
  • resuming a text
  • catching the eye.



In HTML, an heading defined:

  • a new section (the structure of the document)
  • and the heading of this section


In a letter, the heading is one sentence that carries the reason of the writing.


In the press, the term is known as headline.

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A heading may summarize a section. ie:

  • the whole page
  • a chapter
  • or just a component

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