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  1. present participle of commission
    The admiral will be commissioning the new destroyer in a few minutes.


commissioning (plural commissionings)

  1. The process of assuring that all systems and components of a major piece of equipment, a process, a building or similar are designed, installed and tested according to the operational requirements of the owner or final client.
    The destroyer's commissioning will be held on February 1st.
    • 2023 February 22, Howard Johnston, “Southern '313s': is the end now in sight?”, in RAIL, number 977, page 43:
      It was taken out of passenger service in early 2013, for conversion into a test bed for the commissioning of the European Rail Traffic Management System (ERTMS) on the Hertford Loop and elsewhere.


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