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1. Variant of flotation..
2. The process of purification or classification of fine solid particles by passing them through a blast of air.
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1. (Metallurgy) a variant spelling of flotation
2. (Nautical Terms) a variant spelling of flotation
3. (Stock Exchange) a variant spelling of flotation
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or floa•ta•tion(floʊˈteɪ ʃən)
1. the act or state of floating.
2. the launching or financing of a commercial venture, bond issue, loan, etc.
3. a process for separating the different minerals in a mass of powdered ore based on their tendency to sink in, or float on, a given liquid.
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|Noun||1.||floatation - the phenomenon of floating (remaining on the surface of a liquid without sinking)|
physical phenomenon - a natural phenomenon involving the physical properties of matter and energy
|2.||floatation - financing a commercial enterprise by bond or stock shares|
finance - the commercial activity of providing funds and capital
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