Definition of Floatation

1. Noun. The phenomenon of floating (remaining on the surface of a liquid without sinking).

Exact synonyms: Flotation
Generic synonyms: Physical Phenomenon
Derivative terms: Float, Float, Float, Float, Float, Float



2. Noun. Financing a commercial enterprise by bond or stock shares.
Exact synonyms: Flotation
Generic synonyms: Finance

Definition of Floatation

1. n. See Flotation.

Definition of Floatation

1. Noun. (British finance) The launching onto the market of a tranch of stocks or shares, usually a new issue. ¹

2. Noun. (alternative spelling of flotation) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Floatation

1. [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Floatation

flixed
flixes
flixing
flixweed
flixweeds
float
float-zone silicon
float around
float someone's boat
floatable
floatage
floatages
floatant
floatants
floatation (current term)
floatations
floated
floatel
floatels
floater
floaters
floatier
floaties
floatiest
floatiness
floating
floating(a)
floating-moss
floating-point notation

Literary usage of Floatation

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy by Royal Irish Academy (1874)
"ON THE floatation OF SAND ow THE RITER GANGES. By ME. ... The remarkable instance of sand floatation now brought under the notice of the Academy differs ..."

2. A Manual of the Mechanics of Engineering and of the Construction of Machines by Julius Ludwig Weisbach (1870)
"Depth of floatation.—If we know the form and weight of a floating body, we can calculate beforehand by the aid of the foregoing rule the depth of immersion. ..."

3. A Treatise on Elementary Hydrostatics by John Greaves (1894)
"The tangent-plane at any point of the surface of buoyancy is parallel to the corresponding plane of floatation. Let AA'FBB' be the solid. ..."

4. Mechanics of Fluids for Practical Men: Comprising Hydrostatics, Descriptive by Alexander Jamieson (1848)
"BY the equilibrium of floatation is generally meant the position of a floating body, when its centre of gravity is in the same vertical line with the centre ..."

5. Mechanics of Fluids for Practical Men: Comprising Hydrostatics, Descriptive by Alexander Jamieson (1837)
"OF THE EQUILIBRIUM OF floatation. BY the equilibrium of floatation is generally meant the position of a floating body, when its centre of gravity is in the ..."

6. The Principles and Practice of Canal and River Engineering by David Stevenson (1872)
"... dredging in exposed situations—6th, Excavation ; by diving-bell; by floatation; by cofferdams—1th, Scouring—8th, Reducing the inclination of the bed. ..."

7. Valleys and Their Relation to Fissures, Fractures, and Faults by George Henry Kinahan (1875)
"A river-bed may be prolonged forward, by the stream carrying gravel, &c., into a lake, forming a level 1 "floatation of Sand," Geological ..."

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