flotation

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  • (US) IPA(key): /floʊ̯ˈteɪ̯ʃən/, [floʊ̯ˈtʰeɪ̯ʃɪ̈n]

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flotation (plural flotations)

  1. A state of floating, or being afloat.
  2. (mining) A process of separating minerals by agitating a mixture with water and detergents etc; selected substances being carried to the surface in air bubbles.
  3. (UK, finance) The launching onto the market of a tranch of stocks or shares, usually a new issue.

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