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pilot

verb [T]
 
 
/ˈpaɪlət/
TRANSPORT to fly an aircraft: She pilots planes for the US Postal Service.
MARKETING to test a new idea for a product, service, etc. over a short period to see whether it is worth developing and investing in: The scheme is being piloted by a few councils with a view to extending it nationwide.
GOVERNMENT, WORKPLACE to be responsible for making sure something develops or goes through a process without problems: pilot sth through sth Two congressmen, one Democrat and one Republican, piloted the bill through the House.
(Definition of pilot verb from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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