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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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landingland‧ing /ˈlændɪŋ/ ●●○ noun  1 ARRIVE[countable, uncountable] the action of bringing an aircraft down to the ground after being in the air opp take-off take-off and landing procedurescrash/emergency landing (=a sudden landing caused by a problem with the engine etc) the Apollo Moon landings soft landing2 DHTBB[countable] the floor at the top of a set of stairs or between two sets of stairs the first-floor landing3 [countable] the action of bringing soldiers onto land that is controlled by the enemy the first landings of American Marines at Da Nang4 [countable] a landing stage
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landingthe first landing of settlers in AmericaMoon landingsAs space technology, Bio2 is the most thrilling news since the moon landings.
From Longman Business Dictionarylandingland‧ing /ˈlændɪŋ/ noun [countable, uncountable]1when a plane landsTakeoffs and landings at 40 airports will be restricted, the agency says.2TRANSPORTwhen goods are taken off an aircraft or boat and put onto landCommercial landings of fish and shellfish along the southeast Atlantic coast have dropped 42% in the last ten years.3hard landingECONOMICS when an economy slows down after a period of fast growth and goes into RECESSION (=a period of time with no growth or negative growth)Governments will also have to use tightened monetary policies and fiscal restraint to avoid a hard landing for their economies.4soft landingECONOMICS when an economy slows down after a period of fast growth but does not go into RECESSIONThe Fed attempted to manage an economic soft landing by gradually lowering interest rates.
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