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airtime Syllabification: air·time
Pronunciation: /ˈerˌtīm/

Definition of airtime in English:


1Time during which a broadcast is being transmitted.
Example sentences
  • The broadcast networks devoted less airtime to the event than ever before.
  • It will cover a large range of popular music genres and artists giving a national platform to the more obscure and less commercial tracks that rarely receive airtime on radio.
  • The law requires that television stations provide free airtime to candidates, and ratings for these advertisement blocks rival the World Cup.
1.1Time during which a mobile phone is in use, including calls made and received.
Example sentences
  • Although we had enough airtime on our mobile phones, it was impossible to call for a rescue bus because the area had no mobile phone network.
  • It would also be in dire trouble if regulators relaxed constraints on the mobile market about supplying airtime to competitors.
  • Then came the phone card; prepaid airtime, to be used as needed.
2The time a pilot or or aircraft spends in flight: a relatively new pilot with just 100 hours of airtime
More example sentences
  • The Canadian Forces C-17 Globemaster heavy-lift transport logged 48.5 hours of airtime flying the two vehicles to India.
  • Both of these comps have an option for lower airtime pilots to enter a more suitable (low stress) part of the competition.
  • Today we had the conditions for which Manilla is known, with every pilot getting some airtime and plenty of happy faces tonight.
2.1(In snowboarding, skiing, etc.) the time a person spends in the air during a jump: a 30-foot jump gave competitors plenty of airtime
More example sentences
  • Goggle-makers have integrated HUD (heads-up display) that can give the snowboarder or skier information about speed, vertical descent, navigation, jump airtime and distance, thanks to GPS and other sensors.
  • During the trick, the rider uses a combination of their pulling power and shifting bodyweight to lift both wheels off the ground for some self-propelled airtime.
  • After the extensive airtime of the first 2 jumps, the riders will face a step-up jump into the first berm.

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