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Carding (Signaling) - A defensive lead and discarding agreement used by defenders to provide signals, including attitude, count, suit preference and useful characteristics of one's holdings: Standard Attitude
 

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Attitude - An signal to encourage/discourage continuation of partner's suit lead based on the rank of the card played, typically Standard Attitude.  Also see Upside Down Count and Attitude (UDCA) and Smith Echo

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Suit Preference - A signal indicating partiality of a certain suit based on the rank of the card played.  See Odd-Even, Lavinthal, Standard Attitude, Upside Down Count and Attitude (UDCA), Trump Suit Preference, and obvious suit preference

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Count - A signal showing the parity of a given suit as either an even or odd holding.  See Standard Count, Upside Down Count and Attitude (UDCA)

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Leads - Leads showing a sequence, such as leading the top of touching honors, other Opening Leads, fourth best or third and fifth leads, Journalist Leads, bottom of something and top of nothing, coded 9 and 10 (Jack denies, 10 implies), obvious suit preference, and Middle Up Down (MUD).

Also see books on Leads, Signals
 

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