Flotation
Flotation Flo*ta"tion, n. [Cf. F. flottation a floating, flottaison water line, fr. flotter to float. See {Flotilla}.] 1. The act, process, or state of floating. [1913 Webster]

2. The science of floating bodies. [1913 Webster]

3. (Com. & Finance) Act of financing, or floating, a commercial venture or an issue of bonds, stock, or the like. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

{Center of flotation}. (Shipbuilding) (a) The center of any given plane of flotation. (b) More commonly, the middle of the length of the load water line. --Rankine.

{Plane of flotation}, or {Line of flotation}, the plane or line in which the horizontal surface of a fluid cuts a body floating in it. See {Bearing}, n., 9 (c) .

{Surface of flotation} (Shipbuilding), the imaginary surface which all the planes of flotation touch when a vessel rolls or pitches; the envelope of all such planes. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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