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English definition of “flight”

flight

noun [C]     /flaɪt/
TRANSPORT a journey in an aircraft : You should leave now or you'll miss your flight.a flight to/from sth She is booked on the 8 a.m. flight to New York.domestic/international flights The company operates eight domestic flights in Finland. scheduled/charter flights The price includes accommodation and return scheduled flights. long-haul / short-haul flights
ECONOMICS a situation in which people or goods move quickly away from a place to escape a bad situation : He added that he didn't think there was a risk of flight of city employees . A return of financial calm to the country should reduce capital flight.
the top flight people who are at the highest level in a job or business activity : With this movie he joined the top flight of Hollywood directors . FINANCE companies whose shares are worth the most money : Corporate news was dominated by firms outside the top flight.
(Definition of flight noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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