launching

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English[edit]

Verb[edit]

launching

  1. Present participle of launch.

Noun[edit]

launching (plural launchings)

  1. The act by which something is launched; a launch.
    The launching of the Titanic.
    • 2010, Raymond Friedman, A History of Jet Propulsion, Including Rockets (page 123)
      By 1940 they had conducted 25 successful launchings of A5 rockets, which reached 10 miles altitude and had a range of 12 miles.

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Usage notes[edit]

  • Launch suggests an event at a point in time. Launching suggests a process over time.