floating: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (flō'ting), [key]
— adj.
  1. being buoyed up on water or other liquid.
  2. having little or no attachment to a particular place; moving from one place to another: a floating work force.
  3. away from its proper position, esp. in a downward direction: a floating kidney.
  4. not fixed or settled in a definite place or state: a floating population.
  5. a floating debt.
    1. in circulation or use, or not permanently invested, as capital.
    2. composed of sums due within a short time:a floating debt.
    1. having a soft suspension greatly reducing vibrations between the suspended part and its support.
    2. working smoothly.
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