Etymology
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homing (n.)

"action of going home," 1765, in reference to pigeons, verbal noun from home (v.). Of aircraft, later missiles, from 1923. Homing pigeon attested by 1868.

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Definitions of homing

homing (adj.)
orienting or directing homeward or to a destination;
a homing beacon
the homing instinct
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