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Runway
Runway

A defined rectangular area on a land airport prepared for the landing and takeoff run of aircraft along its length. Runways are normally numbered in relation to their magnetic direction rounded off to the nearest 10 degrees; e.g., Runway 1, Runway 25. (See PARALLEL RUNWAYS.) (See RUNWAY.)

A defined rectangular area on a land aerodrome prepared for the landing and take-off of aircraft.

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source: FAA Pilot/Controller Glossary

A defined rectangular area on a land airport prepared for the landing and takeoff run of aircraft along its length. Runways are normally numbered in relation to their magnetic direction rounded off to the nearest 10 degrees (e.g., Runway 1, Runway 25).
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source: FAA Weight Shift Control Handbook (FAA-H-8083-5)

the paved surface designed for aircraft take-off and landing. Runways have different designated orientations (QFU) such as 05L / 23R 180° apart and are generally some distance from the terminal buildings. The runways may be parallel, offset or intersecting
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source: ICAO English Pro Aviation Glossary

According to the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) a runway is a "defined rectangular area on a land aerodrome prepared for the landing and takeoff of aircraft". Runways may be a man-made surface (often asphalt, concrete, or a mixture of both) or a natural surface (grass, dirt, gravel, ice, or salt).
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