Meaning of FLOTATION in English

n. (also floatation) 1 the process of launching or financing a commercial enterprise. 2 the separation of the components of crushed ore etc. by their different capacities to float. 3 the capacity to float. centre of flotation the centre of gravity in a floating body.

[ alt. of floatation f. FLOAT, after rotation etc. ]

Concise Oxford English dictionary.      Краткий оксфордский словарь английского языка.