adj. not settled in a definite place; fluctuating; variable (the floating population). floating anchor a sea anchor. floating bridge 1 a bridge on pontoons etc. 2 a ferry working on chains. floating debt a debt repayable on demand, or at a stated time. floating dock a floating structure usable as a dry dock. floating kidney 1 an abnormal condition in which the kidneys are unusually movable. 2 such a kidney. floating light 1 a lightship. 2 a lifebuoy with a lantern. floating point Computing a decimal etc. point that does not occupy a fixed position in the numbers processed. floating rib any of the lower ribs, which are not attached to the breastbone. floating voter a voter without allegiance to any political party. floatingly adv.
Meaning of FLOATING in English
Concise Oxford English dictionary. Краткий оксфордский словарь английского языка. 2012