flotation

Part of speech: noun

The act or state of floating.

Part of speech: noun

The science of bodies that float.

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Usage examples "flotation":

  1. " It is about that Sahara flotation, Mr. Jackson," he began rather doubtfully. - "The Yellow God An Idol of Africa", H. Rider Haggard.
  2. This done, he opened splendid offices and began a wide- spread stock- flotation campaign. - "The Iron Trail", Rex Beach.
  3. Work was pushed on the boats, which were in bad shape, and as they were of mahogany they were sure to lack the fine flotation qualities of those left behind. - "True Tales of Arctic Heroism in the New World", Adolphus W. Greely.