airway

airway
noun Date: 1836 1. a passage for a current of air (as in a mine or to the lungs) 2. a designated route along which airplanes fly from airport to airport; especially such a route equipped with navigational aids 3. airline 4. a channel of a designated radio frequency for broadcasting or other radio communication

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • airway — n. 1. a duct that provides ventilation, as in mines. Syn: air passage, air duct. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Airway — Airway, est le label d une compagnie de disque idépendante américaine. Artistes produits : Sunnyland Slim, Zora Young, Portail du blues Catégories : Label de musique indépendantLabel de blues …   Wikipédia en Français

  • airway — ► NOUN 1) the passage by which air reaches the lungs. 2) a tube for supplying air to the lungs in an emergency. 3) a recognized route followed by aircraft …   English terms dictionary

  • airway — [er′wā΄] n. 1. AIR SHAFT (sense 1) 2. a specific route for air traffic, provided with navigational aids; air lane 3. [pl.] airwaves 4. Med. a) a respiratory passageway b) a device used to bring air to the lungs duri …   English World dictionary

  • Airway — The airways are those parts of the respiratory system through which air flows, to get from the external environment to the alveoli.The airway begins at the mouth or nose, and accesses the trachea via the pharynx. The trachea branches into the… …   Wikipedia

  • Airway — Eine Luftstraße (engl. airway, AWY siehe Luftfahrtabkürzung) dient der Flugsicherung auf viel beflogenen Routen. Sie verläuft in mehreren geradlinigen Stücken zwischen Funkfeuern oder Wegpunkten (engl. intersections) und kann mehrere Staaten… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • airway — n. 1) any of the passages of the respiratory system. 2) any device that enables the flow of air into and out of the lungs. See: nasopharyngeal airway, oropharyngeal airway …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • airway — UK [ˈeə(r)weɪ] / US [ˈerˌweɪ] noun [countable] Word forms airway : singular airway plural airways 1) a tube in your body that carries air into your lungs from your nose or mouth 2) a path through the sky that planes regularly use …   English dictionary

  • Airway — The path air follows to get into and out of the lungs. The mouth and nose are the normal entry and exit ports. Entering air then passes through the back of the throat (pharynx), continues through the voice box (larynx), down the trachea, and… …   Medical dictionary

  • airway — A control area, or a portion thereof, established in the form of a corridor (ICAO). An airway is equipped with radio navigation aids. It is a path through navigable airspace designated by the appropriate authority within which air traffic… …   Aviation dictionary

  • airway — /ˈɛəweɪ/ (say airway) noun 1. an air route fully equipped with emergency landing fields, beacon lights, radio beams, etc. 2. any passage in a mine used for purposes of ventilation; an air course. 3. Medicine a tube used to achieve unobstructed… …   Australian English dictionary

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