Meaning of FLOTATION in English

[flo.ta.tion] n [

[2]float] (1806) 1: the act, process, or state of floating

2: an act or instance of financing (as an issue of stock)

3: the separation of the particles of a mass of pulverized ore according to their relative capacity for floating on a given liquid; also: any of various similar processes involving the relative capacity of materials for floating

4: the ability (as of a tire or snowshoes) to stay on the surface of soft ground or snow

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