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lift•off



Pronunciation: (lift'ôf", -of"), [key]
n.
1. Aeron., Rocketry.
a. the action of an aircraft in becoming airborne or of a rocket in rising from its launching site under its own power.
b. the instant when such action occurs.
2. Informal.the launching or commencement of a project, plan, etc.: The liftoff of the sales campaign will be next month.

adj.
that removes by lifting off; capable of being lifted off: a liftoff correction tape for typewriters; magnetized, liftoff nameplates. Also,lift'-off".

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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