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Noun: launching  lon-ching
  1. The act of moving a newly built vessel into the water for the first time
  2. The act of starting something for the first time; introducing something new
    - initiation, founding, foundation, institution, origination, creation, innovation, introduction, instauration, debut, first appearance, unveiling, entry
  3. The act of propelling with force
    - launch
Verb: launch  lonch
  1. Start a new organization or institution
    - establish, set up, found
  2. Propel with force
    "launch the space shuttle"; "Launch a ship"
  3. Cause to move or slide from the land into the water; set afloat
    "launch a ship"
  4. Begin with vigour
    "He launched into a long diatribe";
    - plunge
  5. Get going; give impetus to
    "launch a career";
    - set in motion
  6. Smoothen the surface of
    "launch plaster"

Derived forms: launchings

Type of: actuation, begin, beginning, commence, commencement, displace, get, get down, impel, move, open, open up, propel, propulsion, set about, set out, smooth, smoothen, start, start out

Encyclopedia: Launching