holding pattern definition

  • noun:
    • A usually circular design flown by aircraft waiting for approval to land at an airport.
    • casual circumstances of waiting or wait; a static situation: ecological groups that wish to put oil research into a holding structure.
    • A path taken by an aircraft waiting to land.
    • Any failure to advance; useless or unproductive activity.
    • circumstances of inaction with no development with no modification
    • the flight path (usually circular) maintained by an aircraft that's waiting for authorization to secure

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