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English definition of “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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