Meaning of “airing” in the English Dictionary

"airing" in British English

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airingnoun [ S ]

uk /ˈeə.rɪŋ/ us /ˈer.ɪŋ/

airing noun [ S ] (MAKING KNOWN)

an occasion when a subject is discussed in an open or public way:

The arguments for and against the proposals have been given a good airing.

airing noun [ S ] (DRYING)

a period of time when you allow the air to make something dry and fresh:

The room was damp and smelly so we opened all the windows and gave it a good airing.

(Definition of “airing” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"airing" in Business English

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airingnoun [ S ]

uk /ˈeərɪŋ/ us

an occasion when a particular subject is discussed in an open way or in public:

a full/good/public airing
get/be given an airing His ideas for payment reform will get their first major public airing next month.

(Definition of “airing” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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