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English definition of “floating”

floating

adjective [before noun]     /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 .Movement 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 Problems with bones, joints and teethDentistryThe teeth
(Definition of floating adjective from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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