Floating definition

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That floats.
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Designed or constructed to operate smoothly and without vibration.
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Being short-term debt that is continuously refinanced.
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(economics) Available for use; in circulation. Used of capital.
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Not fixed; not remaining in one place; moving about.
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The definition of floating is something that is buoyed up by water or air, or something that can fluctuate and change.

A raft that is supported by water and that remains on the surface of the swimming pool is an example of something that is floating.

A variable interest rate on your mortgage is an example of a floating rate.

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Of or relating to an organ of the body that is movable or out of normal position.

A floating kidney.

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Permitted to rise or fall in response to the market.

A floating exchange rate; a floating interest rate.

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Having an exchange rate or interest rate that rises or falls in response to the market.

A floating currency; a floating loan.

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(med.) Displaced from the normal position and moving more freely.

A floating kidney.

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Designating an unfunded, short-term debt resulting from current operations and having no specified date for repayment.
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Not permanently invested; available for current expenses.

Floating capital.

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Not fixed in position, opinion etc.; free to move or drift.

The outcome of the forthcoming election is still unclear due to the large number of floating voters.

In China, the large floating population has tended to gravitate to cities.

You can drag the floating toolbars to any position on the screen.

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(linguistics, of a tone) That is not attached to any consonant or vowel within its morpheme.
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Present participle of float.
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(in the plural) Material that floats in a liquid.
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(mech.) Designating or of parts, as in a suspension, that reduce force or vibration.
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Buoyed on or suspended in or as if in a fluid.
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Not secured in place; unattached.
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Relating to an organ of the body that is movable or out of normal position.

A floating kidney.

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That which floats or float.

Floating buoys.

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Buoyed on or suspended in or as if in a fluid.
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Not secured in place; unattached.
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Inclined to move or be moved about.

A floating meeting; floating crap games.

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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
floating
Plural:
floatings