airborne airborne adj. 1. conveyed by or through air, as dust or pollen; as, a clean room is needed to avoid airborne contaminants. [WordNet 1.5]

2. in flight; flying; -- said of an airplane. [PJC]

3. (Mil.) carried directly to the site of battle by aircraft; -- said of combat troops, as, an airborne division. [PJC]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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