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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.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
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
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2. uncommitted, wavering, undecided, indecisive, vacillating, sitting on the fence (informal), unaffiliated, independent floating voters appear to have deserted the party
Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002
floating[ˈfləʊtɪŋ] ADJ [object, assets, currency, debt, dock] → flotante (Brit) [voter] → indeciso
the floating vote → el voto de los indecisos
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
floating[ˈfləʊtɪŋ] adj → flottant(e)floating voter n (British) → électeur/trice m/f indécis(e)float plane n (US) (= seaplane) → hydravion m
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
(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
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
floating[ˈfləʊtɪŋ] adj → a galla
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
a. flotante, libre, sin adhesión;
___ ribs → costillas ___ -s.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012