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pilot

noun [C]
 
 
/ˈpaɪlət/
TRANSPORT a person who flies aircraft: He became a commercial airline pilot after leaving the airforce. He earned his pilot's licence in the US.
MARKETING a television or radio programme that is made to test how popular it is with an audience in order to decide whether to make a new series: They commissioned a pilot to test audience reactions.
COMMERCE, MARKETING a test done by a business over a short period to see if a particular product, service, etc. is worth investing in: Assuming the pilot is successful, there are plans to build a further two factories by the end of next year.
→  See also autopilot
Translations of “pilot”
in Korean 조종사…
in Arabic طَيّار…
in French pilote…
in Turkish pilot…
in Italian pilota…
in Chinese (Traditional) 航空器, 飛行員…
in Russian пилот, летчик…
in Polish pilot…
in Spanish piloto, práctico…
in Portuguese piloto…
in German der/die Pilot(in), der/die Lotse(in)…
in Catalan pilot…
in Japanese パイロット…
in Chinese (Simplified) 飞行器, 飞行员…
(Definition of pilot noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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