floating

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Adjective[edit]

floating (not comparable)

  1. That which floats or float.
    floating buoys
  2. Not fixed in position, opinion etc.; free to move or drift.
    The outcome of the forthcoming election is still unclear due to the large number of floating voters.
    In China, the large floating population has tended to gravitate to cities.
    You can drag the floating toolbars to any position on the screen.
  3. (linguistics, of a tone) that is not attached to any consonant or vowel within its morpheme.

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Verb[edit]

floating

  1. Present participle of float.

Noun[edit]

floating (plural floatings)

  1. (in the plural) Material that floats in a liquid.
    • 1898, Journal of Microscopy (page 256)
      Plastic mud, brownish tinted, rich in floatings.