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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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Pilotage within the international waters of the Great Lakes is managed by the two organizations under a memorandum of arrangements between Canada and the United States.
Egalement, et en vue de la tenue du Sommet Investir en Tunisie, Start-up Democracy ', prevu en septembre 2014, le Comite de pilotage a discute les orientations de la note strategique qui sera finalisee par l'Institut de la Mediterrane -Tunisie vers la fin du mois d'aout 2014 pour constituer un document de travail ' pour la conference.
The Port of Tyne's ten pilots are responsible for managing the pilotage of around 5,000 vessel movements each year and the port said they have been critical to the recent success of its business performance, adapting to accommodate a 40% increase in the number of large cargo vessels now using the Tyne.
Sharon Noakes, a director of Knife and Fork Food, said it is considering "exciting opportunities" for the future, which include a possible relocation to another site or a renewal of the lease with a relaunch of the brand at the Pilotage building.
30) Further, pilots are quick to point out that not a penny of Louisiana tax money is used to pay pilotage fees.
MHPA operates Britain's third largest port (Milford Haven) and offers pilotage and navigation services to the UK's leading energy hub as well as owning and operating Pembroke Port and Milford Docks.
This rig is the largest of its kind to be docked in Asry since its inception 35 years ago," Asry head of sea pilotage Captain Sami Al Doseri said.
In 1882 the authority to provide and administer pilots passed from Trinity House to the Tees Pilotage Commission (TPC), a locally appointed committee.
Contact: Creutzer Mathurin, Directeur de la Cellule de Pilotage.
Second oldest is the Pilotage Service, formalised by Parliament by the Liverpool Pilotage Act of 1766 and having provided services to international shipping and the entire world long beforehand.
It stresses, for example, that monopolies in the provision of technical nautical services - such as pilotage and towage - can go against the freedom of establishment and are only justifiable insofar as they are necessary for the provision of these services.
Based on a book originally written in French titled Analyse et pilotage de politiques publiques, this manual introduces and explains the key ideas of law, sociology, political science, and administrative science that together compromise public policy analysis.