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PILOT

[pī′lət]
a computer interpreter language, similar to BASIC, used in computer-assisted instruction.

pilot

noun A study that is shorter in duration with a smaller cohort, which is used to test a theory, design, process or product, before committing resources to a full fledged study. Also called feasibility study, pilot experiment, pilot study, “quick and dirty study”.
 
verb To try or test drive a thing or process, as in to pilot GP commissioning.
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IHK - Bildungszentrum Cottbus GmbH is the carrier of the project regional pilotage within the framework of the common policy of the MASGF and MWE of Brandenburg to promote qualification and coaching measures for start-ups from the 15.
Ronnie says: "We started at the age of 16 and joined the Liverpool pilotage as apprentices.
Parmi les principaux defis auxquels fait face l'application de ce regime figure la garantie de son financement, la gestion des ressources dediees et l'amelioration de sa gouvernance, fait observe le ministre, notant que grace au nouveau systeme de pilotage et de gouvernance de la reforme du regime de couverture medicale, les discussions ont ete approfondies autour de ce chantier important a travers le travail des commissions interministerielles et d'un comite technique oeuvrant sous la presidence du Chef du gouvernement.
Fielded in 2005, the M-TADS/PNVS will provide Apache pilots with long-range, precision engagement and pilotage capabilities for safe flight during day, night and adverse weather missions, said a statement.
The new Soai Rap channel makes SPCT the deepest Ho Chi Minh City port, and brings considerable benefits to customers, including halving steaming time to two hours, saving on pilotage and bunker fuel.
The test flight demonstrated the maturity of M-DSA and the enhanced capabilities it brings to the Modernized Target Acquisition Designation Sight/Pilot Night Vision Sensor (M-TADS/PNVS), the precision targeting and pilotage system for the AH-64D/E Apache helicopter.
They will make aerobic pilotage during the Air Show, and it is absolutely amazing.
Une erreur de pilotage serait a l'origine de l'accident, a dit une source au sein des forces de securite du Tatarstan, citee par l'agence de presse Interfax.
THE Port of Tyne has picked up another accolade - for its Marine Pilotage Service.
Woods Brasserie moved into the Pilotage building in Cardiff Bay in 1999 and has built up a reputation as a successful brasserie which holds two AA rosettes.
Selon Minardi, ces jeunes pilotes ont besoin de plus de temps de roulage afin de se faire plus rapidement a la complexite du pilotage d'une F1.
The largest section of the book is devoted to maritime law; coverage encompasses the vessel, maritime liens and mortgages, liability, transport under bill of lading, salvage and assistance, pilotage, collisions, marine pollution, the arrest of ships, and carriage of passengers.