Meaning of FLOATING in English


Pronunciation: ' fl ō -ti ŋ

Function: adjective

Date: 1600

1 : buoyed on or in a fluid

2 : located out of the normal position <a floating kidney>

3 a : continually drifting or changing position <the floating population> b : not presently committed or invested < floating capital> c : short-term and usually not funded < floating debt> d : having no fixed value or rate < floating currencies> < floating interest rates>

4 : connected or constructed so as to operate and adjust smoothly <a floating axle>

Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.