Definition of Flotation

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

Exact synonyms: Floatation
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: Floatation
Generic synonyms: Finance

Definition of Flotation

1. n. The act, process, or state of floating.

2. n. Act of financing, or floating, a commercial venture or an issue of bonds, stock, or the like.

Definition of Flotation

1. Noun. A state of floating, or being afloat. ¹

2. Noun. (mining) A process of separating minerals by agitating a mixture with water and detergents etc; selected substances being carried to the surface in air bubbles. ¹

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

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Flotation

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Flotation

1. 1. The act, process, or state of floating. 2. The science of floating bodies. Center of flotation. The imaginary surface which all the planes of flotation touch when a vessel rolls or pitches; the envelope of all such planes. Origin: Cf. F. Flottation a floating, flottaison water line, fr. Flotter to float. See Flotilla. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Flotation

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flotation (current term)
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flother
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Literary usage of Flotation

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1. Transactions of the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical and (1917)
"TESTS CONDUCTED IN SMALL TEST MILL When the Inspiration company first decided to build a concentrating plant, nothing was known about flotation, ..."

2. The Engineering Index Annual for by American Society of Mechanical Engineers (1919)
"Deals only with bulk flotation—the concentration of all sulphides ... Differential flotation of Lead-Zinc Tailing at a Small Plant (88064 A). looo w. ..."

3. Transactions of the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical and (1918)
"At present slime is treated both by gravity methods and by flotation. ... When flotation was introduced into the district, the tendency was to eliminate the ..."

4. A Text Book of Ore Dressing by Robert Hallowell Richards (1909)
"flotation AND ADHESION. § 583. The following minerals, under certain conditions, may be separated from their gangue by bringing to their aid either the ..."

5. Cyaniding Gold and Silver Ores: A Practical Treatise; Embracing Technical by Henry Forbes Julian, Edgar Smart, A. W. Allen (1921)
"Effect of flotation Oils on Subsequent Cyaniding.—The effect of flotation oil, per te, on cyanide solution was investigated by JE Clennell.iA 0'24 per cent. ..."

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