floatation

[floh-tey-shuhn]
noun

Origin:
1800–10

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floatation (fləʊˈteɪʃən)
 
n
a variant spelling of flotation

flotation or floatation (fləʊˈteɪʃən)
 
n
1.  a.  the launching or financing of a commercial enterprise by bond or share issues
 b.  the raising of a loan or new capital by bond or share issues
2.  power or ability to float; buoyancy
3.  Also called: froth flotation a process to concentrate the valuable ore in low-grade ores. The ore is ground to a powder, mixed with water containing surface-active chemicals, and vigorously aerated. The bubbles formed trap the required ore fragments and carry them to the surface froth, which is then skimmed off
 
floatation or floatation
 
n

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floatation
1806, the older, more etymological, but less popular spelling of flotation.
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Example sentences
Its actual staff and private investors stand to make a small fortune from the
  floatation.
The board needs to be thicker in order to provide more floatation and easier
  paddle.
We leave that on the bottom, and then it pops to the surface with its own
  floatation.
The plastic floatation devices are replicas of sea ice.
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