adjective Date: 1600 1. buoyed on or in a fluid 2. located out of the normal position <
a floating kidney
3. a. continually drifting or changing position <
the floating population
b. not presently committed or invested <
floating capital
c. short-term and usually not funded <
floating debt
d. having no fixed value or rate <
floating currencies
floating interest rates
4. connected or constructed so as to operate and adjust smoothly <
a floating axle

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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