free-floating


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free-float·ing

(frē′flō′tĭng)
adj.
1. Not committed or decided.
2. Experienced without an obvious basis or cause: free-floating anxiety.
3. Capable of free movement; not bound.
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free-floating

adj
unattached or uncommitted, as to a cause, a party, etc
ˌfree-ˈfloater n
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free′-float′ing



adj.
1. lacking an apparent cause, focus, or object; generalized: free-floating anxiety.
2. uncommitted; independent: free-floating voters.
3. capable of relatively free movement.
[1920–25]
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Translations

free-floating

[ˌfriːˈfləʊtɪŋ] ADJlibre, que flota libremente
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

free-floating

adjnicht gebunden, unabhängig; currency, exchange ratefrei konvertierbar
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

free-floating

[friːˈfləutɪŋ] adj (currency, exchange rate) → fluttuante
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

free-floating

adj (anxiety, etc.) flotante
English-Spanish/Spanish-English Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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