• A quantification, especially of building materials.

    "I'll give you an estimate after I do the quantity takeoffs for the trusses and structural steel."

  • A parody or lampoon of someone or something.

    "Weird Al's song "Lasagna" is a takeoff on the popular song "La Bamba"."

  • The spot from which one takes off; specifically, the place from which a jumper rises in leaping.
  • The rising or ascent of an aircraft or rocket into flight.

    "The flight was smooth, but the takeoff was a little rough."

  • (printing, Britain, historical) The removal of sheets from the press.

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