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English definition of “pilot”

pilot

adjective [before noun]     /ˈpaɪlət/ MARKETING
a pilot product, programme, project, etc. is something that is tested first over a short period to see whether it is worth developing and investing in: pilot programme/scheme/study The pilot scheme proved that CCTV was a cost-effective way of reducing inner-city crime. The pilot episode of the series had the biggest viewing numbers of the year.
(Definition of pilot adjective from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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