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1. Buoyed on or suspended in or as if in a fluid.
2. Not secured in place; unattached.
3. Inclined to move or be moved about: a floating meeting; floating crap games.
a. Permitted to rise or fall in response to the market: a floating exchange rate; a floating interest rate.
b. Having an exchange rate or interest rate that rises or falls in response to the market: a floating currency; a floating loan.
5. Being short-term debt that is continuously refinanced.
6. Economics Available for use; in circulation. Used of capital.
7. Designed or constructed to operate smoothly and without vibration.
8. Of or relating to an organ of the body that is movable or out of normal position: a floating kidney.
1. having little or no attachment
2. (Pathology) (of an organ or part) displaced from the normal position or abnormally movable: a floating kidney.
3. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) not definitely attached to one place or policy; uncommitted or unfixed: the floating vote.
4. (Banking & Finance) finance
a. (of capital) not allocated or invested; available for current use
b. (of debt) short-term and unfunded, usually raised by a government or company to meet current expenses
c. (of a currency) free to fluctuate against other currencies in accordance with market forces
5. (Mechanical Engineering) machinery operating smoothly through being free from external constraints
6. (Electronics) (of an electronic circuit or device) not connected to a source of voltage
1. being buoyed up on water or other liquid.
2. moving from one place to another: a floating work force.
3. (of a body part or organ) away from its proper position, esp. in a downward direction: a floating kidney.
a. in circulation or use, or not permanently invested, as capital.
b. composed of sums due within a short time: a floating debt.
a. having a soft suspension greatly reducing vibrations between the suspended part and its support.
b. working smoothly.
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|Noun||1.||floating - the act of someone who floats on the water|
swim, swimming - the act of swimming; "it was the swimming they enjoyed most": "they took a short swim in the pool"
|Adj.||1.||floating - borne up by or suspended in a liquid; "the ship is still floating"; "floating logs"; "floating seaweed"|
afloat - borne on the water; floating
|2.||floating - continually changing especially as from one abode or occupation to another; "a drifting double-dealer"; "the floating population"; "vagrant hippies of the sixties"|
unsettled - not settled or established; "an unsettled lifestyle"
|3.||floating - inclined to move or be moved about; "a floating crap game"|
mobile - moving or capable of moving readily (especially from place to place); "a mobile missile system"; "the tongue is...the most mobile articulator"
|4.||floating - (of a part of the body) not firmly connected; movable or out of normal position; "floating ribs are not connected with the sternum"; "a floating kidney"|
unfixed - not firmly placed or set or fastened
|5.||floating - not definitely committed to a party or policy; "floating voters"|
uncommitted - not bound or pledged
2. uncommitted, wavering, undecided, indecisive, vacillating, sitting on the fence (informal), unaffiliated, independent floating voters appear to have deserted the party
(fig) population → wandernd
(Math, Comput) → Gleit-; floating accent (Comput) → fliegender Akzent; floating point (Comput), → Fließ- or Gleitkomma nt
(Med) kidney → Wander-; rib → frei
n → Schiffsbrücke f
n → Schwimmdock nt
n → Treibeis nt
n (= ship) → Leuchtschiff nt; (= buoy) → Leuchtboje f
n (fig) → Wechselwähler m
floating[ˈfləʊtɪŋ] adj → a galla
a. flotante, libre, sin adhesión;
___ ribs → costillas ___ -s.