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flotation

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flotation

noun flo·ta·tion \flō-ˈtā-shən\

: the act, process, or state of floating or of causing or allowing something to float

Full Definition of FLOTATION

1
:  the act, process, or state of floating
2
:  an act or instance of financing (as an issue of stock)
3
:  the separation of the particles of a mass of pulverized ore according to their relative capacity for floating on a given liquid; also :  any of various similar processes involving the relative capacity of materials for floating
4
:  the ability (as of a tire or snowshoes) to stay on the surface of soft ground or snow

Variants of FLOTATION

flo·ta·tion also floa·ta·tion \flō-ˈtā-shən\

Examples of FLOTATION

  1. fills the tanks with air for flotation
  2. the flotation of a currency

Origin of FLOTATION

2float
First Known Use: 1806

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