What does on air mean?

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Prepositional phrase
  1. Used other than with a figurative or idiomatic meaning: see on,‎ air.
  2. (broadcasting) Transmitting live.
  3. Smoothly; gracefully.
  4. Happily.
  5. (trick) Won with a high card though capturing only small cards.
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Stations can put the e-mail address of reporters, anchors, and producers on air to encourage a dialogue.
It used to be that radio announcers underwent years of training before being allowed on air.
Showing off their repertoire of skills in Roundhay Park, the unassuming brothers admitted they were walking on air.
We learnt to rely on air con, flyscreens and the enormous fridge full of cooling drinks.
The shallow draft on air cushion gives the advantage of access to shallow coastal waters.
A live disc jockey, on air from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. eastern time, will take e-mail requests and conduct interviews with prominent women.

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