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float·ing

 (flō′tĭng)
adj.
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.
4.
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.

floating

(ˈfləʊtɪŋ)
adj
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
ˈfloatingly adv

float•ing

(ˈfloʊ tɪŋ)

adj.
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.
4.
a. in circulation or use, or not permanently invested, as capital.
b. composed of sums due within a short time: a floating debt.
5. Mach.
a. having a soft suspension greatly reducing vibrations between the suspended part and its support.
b. working smoothly.
[1555–65]
float′ing•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.floating - the act of someone who floats on the waterfloating - 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"
dead-man's float, prone float - a floating position with the face down and arms stretched forward
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 anotherfloating - 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

floating

adjective
1. buoyant, drifting, buoyed, resting on water Firefighters are unable to use floating booms.
2. uncommitted, wavering, undecided, indecisive, vacillating, sitting on the fence (informal), unaffiliated, independent floating voters appear to have deserted the party
3. free, wandering, variable, fluctuating, unattached, migratory, movable, unfixed a house I shared with a floating population of others
Translations

floating

[ˈfləʊtɪŋ] ADJ [object, assets, currency, debt, dock] → flotante (Brit) [voter] → indeciso
the floating voteel voto de los indecisos

floating

[ˈfləʊtɪŋ] adjflottant(e)floating voter n (British)électeur/trice m/f indécis(e)float plane n (US) (= seaplane) → hydravion m

floating

adj
raft, logstreibend; floating hotel/restaurantschwimmendes Hotel/Restaurant
(fig) populationwandernd
(Fin) currencyfreigegeben; floating exchange ratefloatender or frei schwankender Wechselkurs
(Math, Comput) → Gleit-; floating accent (Comput) → fliegender Akzent; floating point (Comput), → Fließ- or Gleitkomma nt
(Med) kidneyWander-; ribfrei
n (of currency) → Freigabe f, → Floating nt

floating

:
floating bridge
nSchiffsbrücke f
floating capital
floating debt
floating dock
nSchwimmdock nt
floating ice
nTreibeis nt
floating light
n (= ship)Leuchtschiff nt; (= buoy)Leuchtboje f
floating voter
n (fig)Wechselwähler m

floating

[ˈfləʊtɪŋ] adja galla

float·ing

a. flotante, libre, sin adhesión;
___ ribscostillas ___ -s.
References in classic literature ?
Espied by some timid man-of-war or blundering discovery-vessel from afar, when the distance obscuring the swarming fowls, nevertheless still shows the white mass floating in the sun, and the white spray heaving high against it; straightway the whale's unharming corpse, with trembling fingers is set down in the log -- shoals, rocks, and breakers hereabouts: beware
Martens tried similar ones, but in a much better manner, for he placed the seeds in a box in the actual sea, so that they were alternately wet and exposed to the air like really floating plants.
The child released its hold on the mother's hand, and floating slowly upward, remained poised in midair--a softly glowing presence shining out of the dark background of the trees.
He believed the rock would prevent their floating backward with the current, and so it did.
The bubble took a southerly direction, quickly floating out of sight.
Of their eight tentacles, six were elongated, and stretched out floating on the water, whilst the other two, rolled up flat, were spread to the wing like a light sail.
Inside she reminded me of nothing so much as a floating trench.
Discipline, order, method, common care, we brought none of these things with us from our floating furnace; but we fought to be first over the bulwarks, and in the bottom of the long-boat we fought again.
There was something pleasingly solemn and mysterious in thus floating down these wild rivers at night.
His fingers feeling through the darkness came in contact with something cold and clammy--they passed to and fro over the thing until Bradley knew that it was the face of a dead man floating upon the surface of the stream.