Meaning of flotation


Pronunciation: (flō-tā'shun), [key]
— n.
  1. an act or state of floating.
  2. the launching of a commercial venture, bond issue, loan, etc.
  3. a process for separating the different minerals in a mass of powdered ore based on their tendency to sink in, or float on, a given liquid.
  4. the science of floating bodies.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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