FLOAT

Fibre-Linked Optical Array Telescope
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Float

(a) When approaching to alight, the distance travelled horizontally in the air after flattening out and before touching down. The better streamlined the aeroplane the greater its float, unless fitted with flaps. Flaps act as air brakes and shorten the float and they make possible landing in a smaller space.
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float

(from the article `fishing`) ...fished on the bottom, weighted down with what is called a ledger in England and a sinker in the United States, usually of lead, or it may be ...
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float

(from the article `undersea exploration`) Currents also can be measured by drifting floats, either at the surface or at a given depth. Tracking the location of the floats is critical. Surface ...
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Float

(v) To file a horse's teeth to remove sharp points; (n) a filelike instrument used to float teeth
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float

[n] - the time interval between the deposit of a check in a bank and its payment 2. [n] - the number of shares outstanding and available for trading by the public 3. [n] - something that remains on the surface of a liquid 4. [v] - circulate or discuss tentatively 5. [v] - be afloat 6. [v] - be in motion due to some air or...
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Float

• (v. i.) A quantity of earth, eighteen feet square and one foot deep. • (n.) To rest on the surface of any fluid; to swim; to be buoyed up. • (v. t.) To pass over and level the surface of with a float while the plastering is kept wet. • (v. i.) The act of flowing; flux; flow. • (v. t.) To cause to float; to cause to rest o...
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float

noun a hand tool with a flat face used for smoothing and finishing the surface of plaster or cement or stucco
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float

noun something that remains on the surface of a liquid
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Float

[b-boy move] The float is a b-boying move in which the body is held parallel to the floor while balancing on one or both hands. Though it appears to demand great strength, the float actually requires balance above all because the breaker`s weight is supported on the elbows which are firmly planted (`stabbed`) into the lower abdomen near the...
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Float

[bartending technique] Floating is a bartending technique where a liquor or ingredient is layered at the top of a drink. The cocktails or shots produced with this technique are known as either a Pousse-café or a layered drink. Although the amount of alcohol used in a float is only about half an ounce, it enhances the tone flavor of the dri...
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Float

[horse-drawn] A float is a form of two-wheeled horse-drawn cart with a dropped axle to give an especially low loadbed. They were intended for carrying heavy or unstable items such as milk churns. The name survives today in that of the milkfloat. The axle passes beneath the loadbed of the cart but was cranked upwards at each side. This allow...
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Float

[liquid level] Liquid level floats, also known as float balls, are spherical, cylindrical, oblong or similarly shaped objects, made from either rigid or flexible material, that are buoyant in water and other liquids. They are non-electrical hardware frequently used as visual sight-indicators for surface demarcation and level measurement. Th...
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Float

[money supply] In economics, float is duplicate money present in the banking system during the time between a deposit being made in the recipient`s account and the money being deducted from the sender`s account. It makes up the smallest part of the money supply. Float is also associated to the amount of currency available to trade. Countrie...
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Float

[nautical] Floats (also called pontoons) are airtight hollow structures, similar to pressure vessels, whose air-filled interior makes them buoyant in water. They are most often used to make up the multipart hulls of trimarans, small open catamarans, and floatplanes (a kind of seaplane). Their main purpose is to supply buoyancy, not storage ...
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Float

[parade] A float is a decorated platform, either built on a vehicle like a truck or towed behind one, which is a component of many festive parades, such as those of Mardi Gras in New Orleans, the Carnival of Viareggio, the Maltese Carnival, the Macy`s Thanksgiving Day Parade, the Key West Fantasy Fest parade, the Carnival in Rio de Janeiro,...
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Float

[project management] In project management, float or slack is the amount of time that a task in a project network can be delayed without causing a delay to: An activity on critical path has `zero free float`, but activity that has zero free float might not be on the critical path. Total float is associated with the path. If a project networ...
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Float

[sculpture] Float is a public artwork by American artist Peter Flanary located on the campus of the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee in front of Sandburg Hall, which is in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA. The sculpture is nestled into a deep ravine and takes advantage of the lay of the land. Flanary has said that before creating any sculpture,...
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float

[Verb] To suggest something - normally an idea.
Example: Jan floated the idea of a surprise birthday party for Tom.
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Float

[woodworking] A woodworking float, also called a planemaker`s float, is a traditional woodworking tool generally used when making a wooden plane. The float is used to cut, flatten, and smooth (or float) key areas of wood by abrasion. Despite the name its woodworking uses go well beyond planemaking. Floats are similar to rasps and files. Ras...
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Float

Float (flōt) noun [ Middle English flote ship, boat, fleet, Anglo-Saxon flota ship, from fleótan to float; akin to Dutch vloot fleet, German floss raft, Icelandic floti float, raft, fleet, Swedish flotta . √ 84. See Fleet ,
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Float

Float intransitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Floated ; present participle & verbal noun Floating .] [ Middle English flotien , flotten , Anglo-Saxon flotian to float, swim, from fleótan . See Fl...
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Float

Float transitive verb 1. To cause to float; to cause to rest or move on the surface of a fluid; as, the tide floated the ship into the harbor. « Had floated that bell on the Inchcape rock.» Southey. 2. To flood; to overflow; to cover with water. �...
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Float

1) An equine dental procedure in which sharp points on the teeth are filed down. 2) The instrument with which the above procedure is performed.
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Float

A float is a number that has a decimal point. Floating-point numbers can be as large as 3.4028235e+3
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