Definition of Floats

1. Noun. (plural of float) ¹



2. Verb. (third-person singular of float) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Floats

1. float [v] - See also: float

Lexicographical Neighbors of Floats

floating point
floating point operation
floating point operations
floating policy
floating ribs
floating spleen
floating villus
floating vote
floating voter
floating voters
floating votes
floatingly
floatings
floatplane
floatplanes
floats (current term)
floatstick
floaty
flob
flobbed
flobbergrast
flobbergrasted
flobbergrasting
flobbergrasts
flobbing
flobby
flobs
floc
flocced
flocci

Literary usage of Floats

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

1. The Principles and Practice of Surveying by Charles Blaney Breed, George Leonard Hosmer (1908)
"floats. — The velocity of water may be measured directly by determining the ... Rod floats made of wood similar in shape to the tube floats are also used. ..."

2. A Treatise on Hydraulics by Mansfield Merriman (1889)
"floats. The method for measuring the discharge of streams which has been most extensively used is by observing the velocity of flow by the help of floats. ..."

3. The Geographical Journal by Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain). (1898)
"Pouchet, I undertook an experiment on a large scale by means of floats. During the three years 1885, 1886, 1887 I launched on the surface of the North ..."

4. The Improvement of Rivers: A Treatise on the Methods Employed for Improving by Benjamin Franklin Thomas, Thomas & Watt, David Alexander Watt (1903)
"By floats.—Two methods have been in general use for measuring the velocity at any point, that by floats and that by current-meters. ..."

5. Proceedings by Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain), Norton Shaw, Francis Galton, William Spottiswoode, Clements Robert Markham, Henry Walter Bates, John Scott Keltie (1892)
"The indications which I thus obtain by following the floats from one station to ... The geographical and annual distribution of all the floats recovered. 2. ..."

6. Handbook of hydraulics for the solution of hydraulic problems by Horace Williams King (1918)
"Discharge Measurements by floats Before beginning a discharge determination by means of floats (page 239) it is necessary to select a uniform reach of ..."

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