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flo·ta·tion

 (flō-tā′shən)
n.
1. also float·a·tion (flō-tā′shən)
a. The act, process, or condition of floating. Also called flotage.
b. The act or an instance of launching or initiating, especially the floating of stocks or bonds.
c. The capability, especially of a vehicle tread or tire, to remain on top of a soft surface, such as sand, wet ground, or snow.
2. The process of separating different materials, especially minerals, by agitating a pulverized mixture of the materials with water, oil, and chemicals. Differential wetting of the suspended particles causes unwetted particles to be carried by air bubbles to the surface for collection.
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flotation

(fləʊˈteɪʃən) or

floatation

n
1. (Stock Exchange)
a. the launching or financing of a commercial enterprise by bond or share issues
b. the raising of a loan or new capital by bond or share issues
2. (Nautical Terms) power or ability to float; buoyancy
3. (Metallurgy) Also called: froth flotation a process to concentrate the valuable ore in low-grade ores. The ore is ground to a powder, mixed with water containing surface-active chemicals, and vigorously aerated. The bubbles formed trap the required ore fragments and carry them to the surface froth, which is then skimmed off
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flo•ta•tion

or floa•ta•tion

(floʊˈteɪ ʃən)

n.
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.
[1800–10; float + -ation; compare French flottaison (see flotsam)]
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flotation

The capability of a vehicle to float in water.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.flotation - the phenomenon of floating (remaining on the surface of a liquid without sinking)flotation - 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.flotation - financing a commercial enterprise by bond or stock shares
finance - the commercial activity of providing funds and capital
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Translations

flotation

[fləʊˈteɪʃən]
A. N
1. (lit) [of boat etc] → flotación f
2. (Fin) [of shares, loan etc] → emisión f; [of company] → lanzamiento m, salida f a bolsa
B. CPD flotation tank Ntanque m de flotación
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flotation

[fləʊˈteɪʃən] n
[shares] → émission f
[company] → lancement m (en Bourse)
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

flotation

n (of ship)Flottmachen nt; (of log)Flößen nt; (Comm: of firm) → Gründung f; (Metal) → Flotation f, → Schwimmaufbereitung f
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flotation

[fləʊˈteɪʃn] n (Fin) → lancio
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References in classic literature ?
But I can also make the Nautilus rise and sink, and sink and rise, by a vertical movement by means of two inclined planes fastened to its sides, opposite the centre of flotation, planes that move in every direction, and that are worked by powerful levers from the interior.
The illustration of the swimbladder in fishes is a good one, because it shows us clearly the highly important fact that an organ originally constructed for one purpose, namely flotation, may be converted into one for a wholly different purpose, namely respiration.
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The program incorporated confirmation of the power requirements for crushing and grinding, flotation parameters and cyanidation of the flotation concentrate.
However, the ore grain size of many of these metals remaining in deposits are too small to be separated using the standard process of flotation. In the FineFuture project, a consortium of 16 partners from industry and science therefore seeks to explore fine particle flotation phenomena and to develop new technological solutions for this process.
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Float Planet offers flotation therapy which is also known as sensory deprivation or REST (Restricted Environmental Stimulation Therapy).
Faecal flotation technique with the solution having more than 1.2 specific gravity was satisfactory for detection of worm eggs (Evans,1983).