Definitions of launching
  1. noun
    the act of propelling with force
    synonyms: launch
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    rocket firing, rocket launching
    the launching of a rocket or missile under its own power
    blastoff, shot
    the launching of a missile or spacecraft to a specified destination
    moon shot
    the launching of a spacecraft to the moon
    type of:
    actuation, propulsion
    the act of propelling
  2. noun
    the act of beginning something new
    synonyms: debut, entry, first appearance, introduction, unveiling
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    the act of bringing about something (especially at an early time)
    product introduction
    the introduction (usually by an advertising campaign) of a new product or product line
    ushering in
    the introduction of something new
    naturalisation, naturalization
    the introduction of animals or plants to places where they flourish but are not indigenous
    induction of labor
    (obstetrics) inducing the childbirth process artificially by administering oxytocin or by puncturing the amniotic sac
    the induction of sleep or hypnosis
    type of:
    beginning, commencement, start
    the act of starting something
  3. noun
    the act of moving a newly built vessel into the water for the first time
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    type of:
    actuation, propulsion
    the act of propelling
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