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floatingadjective [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 interestrate. specialized medical used to refer to a ​part of the ​body that is out of ​itsusualposition, or not ​connected to another ​part of the ​body: a floating ​rib
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