Meaning of “pilot plant” in the English Dictionary

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"pilot plant" in Business English

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pilot plantnoun [ C ]

uk us PRODUCTION

a small factory that is built as a model to test systems and processes before building other similar factories :

Stevenson said she is close to completing the deal and hopes to have a pilot plant up and running by this fall.

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