Definition of “floating” - English Dictionary


“floating” in English

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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 interest rate.

specialized medical used to refer to a part of the body that is out of its usual position, or not connected to another part of the body:

a floating rib

(Definition of “floating” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)