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"airborne" in British English

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airborneadjective

uk   /ˈeə.bɔːn/  us   /ˈer.bɔːrn/
in the ​air, or ​carried by ​air or ​wind or by an ​aircraft: The airborne ​radioactiveparticles have ​covered a ​hugearea of Russia. Airborne ​troops were ​dropped by ​parachute behind ​enemylines. The ​oldplane had ​greatdifficulty getting airborne (= ​rising into the ​air).
(Definition of airborne from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"airborne" in American English

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airborneadjective [not gradable]

 us   /ˈeər·bɔrn, -boʊrn/
in the ​air, or ​carried by ​air or ​wind or by an ​aircraft: The ​plane was not ​yet airborne when the ​enginefailed.
(Definition of airborne from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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