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English definition of “pilot”

pilot

noun [C] (TEST)    /ˈpaɪ.lət/
a programme that is made to introduce a new radio or television series and test how popular it is: If you'd seen the pilot, you'd know why they decided not to make a complete series of programmes!Programmes and other broadcasts
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