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English definition of “floating”

floating

adjective [before noun] uk   /ˈfləʊ.tɪŋ/ us    /ˈfloʊ.t̬ɪŋ/
not fixed in one position, place, or level: The city has a large floating population (= people who move around a lot). The bank has offered us a loan with a floating interest rate. specialized medical describes a part of the body that is out of its usual position, or not connected to another part of the body: a floating rib
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