lead the most common term used in electronics to indicate the number of connectible input/outputs that a component has? Are there other terms that are used interchangeably with leads?
Are there different qualifications for the type of lead it is? For example,
ground would have something like one input lead but zero output leads, whereas a resistor might have two leads that could be almost interchangeable/symmetric in that they both accept incoming/outgoing directions, whereas a transistor/diode has specific leads with specific properties. In other words, is there something like a glossary or something of all the different lead types or how 'connectable areas' of a component are defined?