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[lift-awf, -of] /ˈlɪftˌɔf, -ˌɒf/

Aeronautics, Rocketry.

Informal. the launching or commencement of a project, plan, etc.:
The liftoff of the sales campaign will be next month.
that removes by lifting off; capable of being lifted off:
a liftoff correction tape for typewriters; magnetized, liftoff nameplates.
the initial movement or ascent of a rocket from its launch pad
the instant at which this occurs
(intransitive, adverb) (of a rocket) to leave its launch pad

also lift-off, “vertical take-off of a rocket, etc.,” 1956, American English, from lift (v.) + off.


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