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[air-tahym] /ˈɛərˌtaɪm/
the particular time that a program is broadcast or scheduled for broadcast:
The airtime for the newscast is 10 p.m.
the time during which a broadcast takes place:
The airtime for the new show is from 10 to 10:30 p.m.
a block of such time sold by a radio or television station to an advertiser, allotted to a political candidate, etc.:
The company bought three minutes of airtime.
Origin of airtime
1940-45; air1 + time Unabridged
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the time allocated to a particular programme, item, topic, or type of material on radio or television
the time of the start of a radio or television broadcast
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Contemporary definitions for air time

the time a basketball player stays in the air while attempting a slam dunk's 21st Century Lexicon
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air time

noun phrase

The time a basketball player remains in the air while making a slam dunk

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