|1.||having little or no attachment|
|2.||(of an organ or part) displaced from the normal position or abnormally movable: a floating kidney|
|3.||not definitely attached to one place or policy; uncommitted or unfixed: the floating vote|
|a. (of capital) not allocated or invested; available for current use|
|b. (of debt) short-term and unfunded, usually raised by a government or company to meet current expenses|
|c. (of a currency) free to fluctuate against other currencies in accordance with market forces|
|5.||machinery operating smoothly through being free from external constraints|
|6.||(of an electronic circuit or device) not connected to a source of voltage|
floating float·ing (flō'tĭng)
Completely or partially unattached.
Out of the normal position; unduly movable. Used of certain organs such as the kidney.
|float (flōt) Pronunciation Key
An air-filled sac in certain aquatic organisms, such as kelp, that helps maintain buoyancy. Also called air bladder, air vesicle.