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flotation


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Flotation  \Flo*ta"tion\,  n.  (Com.  &  Finance) 
  Act  of  financing,  or  floating,  a  commercial  venture  or  an 
  issue  of  bonds,  stock,  or  the  like 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  2.  The  science  of  floating  bodies. 
 
  {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,  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  flotation 
  n  1:  the  phenomenon  of  floating  (remaining  on  the  surface  of  a 
  liquid)  [syn:  {floatation}] 
  2:  financing  a  commercial  enterprise  by  bond  or  stock  shares 
  [syn:  {floatation}] 




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