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Not settled permanently; fluctuating or variable
“According to the fifth demographic census, there was a floating population of 120 million in China, mostly young people.”
Buoyant or suspended in water or air
“One of its striking features will be the use of water to create a floating deck for relaxation.”
Floating voters appear to have deserted the party.”
Not fixed in position, opinion etc.
Present participle for lie on the surface
“Barges floating quietly by the grassy river banks.”
Present participle for rest or move on or near the surface of a liquid without sinking
“Apparently it takes three days to float down the river to the coast.”
Present participle for move or hover slowly and lightly in a liquid or the air; drift
“Once airborne, balloons just float with the wind.”
Present participle for to issue or sell shares in a company (or units in a trust) to members of the public, followed by listing on a stock exchange
“She is not certain she wants to float the company, but hints at a possible buyout or merger in the future.”
Present participle for to move about from place to place aimlessly
“… lost touch with a childhood friend who spent much of his adult life floating from place to place.”
Present participle for to cause something to be suspended in a liquid of greater density
“He floated the idea of a new alliance.”
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