free-floating

adjective
free-float·​ing | \ ˈfrē-ˈflō-tiŋ How to pronounce free-floating (audio) \

Definition of free-floating

1a : floating freely free-floating vegetation
b : lacking specific attachment, direction, or purpose free-floating ideas
2 : felt as an emotion without apparent cause free-floating anxiety

First Known Use of free-floating

1815, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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“Free-floating.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/free-floating. Accessed 18 May. 2021.

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free-floating

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of free-floating

: not connected or attached to anything : not directed at or caused by anything specific

free-floating

adjective
free-float·​ing | \ ˈfrē-ˈflōt-iŋ How to pronounce free-floating (audio) \

Medical Definition of free-floating

: felt as an emotion without apparent cause free-floating anxiety

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