Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The process of purification or classification of fine solid particles by passing them through a blast of air.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun See flotation.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun See flotation.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun UK, finance The launching onto the market of a tranch of stocks or shares, usually a new issue.
  • noun Alternative spelling of flotation.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the phenomenon of floating (remaining on the surface of a liquid without sinking)
  • noun financing a commercial enterprise by bond or stock shares

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Examples

  • Students had the chance to learn about the 3D scanner and general archaeological methodology, including floatation, which is the separation of organic materials from soil, and the total station, an optical surveying instrument into which they entered the coordinates of their finds.

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  • Students had the chance to learn about the 3D scanner and general archaeological methodology, including floatation, which is the separation of organic materials from soil, and the total station, an optical surveying instrument into which they entered the coordinates of their finds.

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  • Students had the chance to learn about the 3D scanner and general archaeological methodology, including floatation, which is the separation of organic materials from soil, and the total station, an optical surveying instrument into which they entered the coordinates of their finds.

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  • Water from the ore tanks, where the metals were separated through a process known as floatation, was drained outside the mill with a hose.

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  • The board also wants changes such as floatation-vest designs that are easier to use and said that more types of emergency flotation equipment need to be stowed aboard commercial jets, even when the trip doesn't entail flying long distances over water.

    In Wake of Hudson Landing, Safety Board Says Aircraft Need Better Equipment

  • (A "floatation" that, ironically, is causing the shares to sink.)

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  • (A "floatation" that, ironically, is causing the shares to sink.)

    The Money Times - finance news, lifestyle, markets, investment, personal finance, banking, retirement planning

  • Facebook is currently lining up a $100bn floatation that could come as early as next April.

    Facebook reaches deal with FTC over 'unfair and deceptive' privacy claims

  • My wife's breasts were protesters, protectors, buddies, floatation devices, counselors to us both on bad nights where it felt as though armies of doctors visited our home, kept the ducks in formation.

    Breasts

  • Using a technique known as “froth-floatation,” a mining company in Alaska plans to extract new gold from a mine that has been closed for decades, but this technique would produce approximately 4.5 million tons of “slurry,” thick waste-product laced with toxic elements such as lead and mercury.

    Wonk Room » The Supreme Court Term In Review, Part I: The Environment

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