Air time



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.
Contemporary Examples

And no air time for their correspondents “covering” the campaign.
Dear Journalists: Stop Screwing Up Douglas Warshaw November 10, 2008

My ears are bleeding after listening to Rush Limbaugh give a 13-year old several minutes of air time to “refute” global warming.
Rush Limbaugh is Terrible, Volume 462 Justin Green April 4, 2013

Historical Examples

“It air time fer me to go, Tess,” murmured the squatter in her ear.
Tess of the Storm Country Grace Miller White

Wait a couple of seconds, so as to give the air time to get into the blood.
Manual of Military Training James A. Moss

You gripped a-holt of the truth that air time like the American bird a-grippin’ the arries on the shield.
The End Of The World Edward Eggleston

“It air time—to pray,” said she, looking straight at him, as he slowly rose from his chair.
Tess of the Storm Country Grace Miller White

“It air time fer ye to turn in,” said she, banking the embers in the stove for the night.
Tess of the Storm Country Grace Miller White

Never mind; I put in my best licks fer Him that air time, Mr. Hartsook.
The Hoosier Schoolmaster Edward Eggleston

noun
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
noun

the time a basketball player stays in the air while attempting a slam dunk

noun phrase

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

Tagged:

Read Also:

  • Airtime

    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, […]

  • Air-to-air

    operating between airborne objects, especially aircraft: air-to-air missiles; air-to-air communication. from one aircraft, missile, or the like, to another while in flight: They refueled air-to-air. Contemporary Examples But Predators are vulnerable to even the most obsolete surface-to-air missiles or air-to-air fighter aircraft. The Killer Drone Goes Stealthy—Just in Time for a New Cold War Zach […]



  • Air-to-surface

    operating or directed from a flying aircraft to the surface: air-to-surface missiles. from a flying aircraft to the surface of the earth: They released the rockets air-to-surface.

  • Air traffic

    aircraft moving in flight or on airport runways. Contemporary Examples The pilot attempted a landing despite warnings from air traffic controllers to divert to another airport due to heavy fog. Poland Tries to Cope The Daily Beast April 10, 2010 The Age of Reagan only really began seven months into his presidency, when he fired […]



Disclaimer: Air time definition / meaning should not be considered complete, up to date, and is not intended to be used in place of a visit, consultation, or advice of a legal, medical, or any other professional. All content on this website is for informational purposes only.