floating

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. 3 a :  continually drifting or changing position <the floating population> b :  not presently committed or invested <floating capital> c :  short-term and usually not funded <floating debt> d :  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

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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