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English definition of “air”

air

noun [U] (BROADCAST)   /eər/
on the air a program or a person on the air is broadcasting on radio or television: His show is on the air from 8:00 to 8:30 every Tuesday night. off the air A program or person that is not broadcasting on radio or television is off the air.
(Definition of air noun (BROADCAST) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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