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pilotnoun 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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