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Meaning of christening

chris•ten•ing

Pronunciation: (kris'u-ning, kris'ning), [key]
— n.
  1. the ceremony of baptism, esp. as accompanied by the giving of a name to a child.
  2. a public ceremony in which a new ship is formally named and launched.
  3. an act or instance of naming or dedicating something new.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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