floating

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adjective float·ing \ˈflō-tiŋ\

Definition of floating

  1. 1 :  buoyed on or in a fluid

  2. 2 :  located out of the normal position a floating kidney

  3. 3a :  continually drifting or changing position the floating populationb :  not presently committed or invested floating capitalc :  short-term and usually not funded floating debtd :  having no fixed value or rate floating currencies floating interest rates

  4. 4 :  connected or constructed so as to operate and adjust smoothly a floating axle

Examples of floating in a sentence

  1. the wreckage remained floating for hours

1600

First Known Use of floating

1600


FLOATING Defined for English Language Learners

floating

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adjective float·ing \ˈflō-tiŋ\

Definition of floating for English Language Learners

  • : continually moving or changing position

  • : having no fixed value or rate

  • : not associated with a particular political party : not certain to vote for a particular candidate or party in an election


Medical Dictionary

floating

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adjective float·ing \ˈflōt-iŋ\

Medical Definition of floating

  1. :  located out of the normal position or abnormally movable a floating kidney


Law Dictionary

floating

adjective float·ing

Legal Definition of floating

  1. 1 :  not presently committed or invested floating capital

  2. 2 :  short-term and usually not funded floating debt

  3. 3 :  having no fixed value or rate floating currencies floating interest rates





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