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  • n. Term used to describe the closing of a radio or television station's studios and cessation of a broadcasting signal, usually during the overnight hours.
  • v. To log off; to stop using a computer, radio, etc., especially to stop talking.
  • v. To cease broadcasting a radio or television signal, usually at the end of a broadcasting day.
  • v. to give one's official approval to something for which it is needed

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. cease broadcasting; get off the air; as of radio stations


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