Floating

  • (adj): (of a part of the body) not firmly connected; movable or out of normal position.
    Example: "Floating ribs are not connected with the sternum"; "a floating kidney"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on floating:

Little-endian - Endianness and Hardware - Floating-point and Endianness
... the ubiquitous x86 of today use little-endian storage for all types of data (integer, floating point, BCD), there have been a few historical machines where floating ... have half little-endian, half big-endian floating point representation ... Because there have been many floating point formats with no "network" standard representation for them, there is no formal standard for transferring floating point values between ...
Loboc River - Tourism
... For those who want to eat while cruising, floating restaurants are available offering Filipino cuisine buffet and local delicacies that costs P280 per head or more ... Floating restaurants have become a major thriving business that has contributed in boosting the tourism industry not only of the town but also of the province of Bohol ... Besides the sumptuous dining experience that these floating restaurants have in store for tourists, dining guests are treated with are serenaded by an in-boat band that plays a variety of songs and even songs ...
Floating Bladderwort
... Floating bladderwort may be a common name for Utricularia gibba, floating bladderwort Utricularia inflata, large floating bladderwort Utricularia radiata, little ...
Alpha 21164 - Description - Floating-point Unit
... The floating-point unit consisted of two floating-point pipelines and the floating point register file ... are not identical, one executed all floating-point instructions except for multiply, and the other executed only multiply instructions ... A non-pipelined floating-point divider is connected to the add pipeline ...
The Monkeys In The Zoo Have More Fun Than Me - Success of "Floating"
... was preceded by the well-known single "Floating", which was produced by David Kitt ... "Floating" was famously overheard being played in Whelan's in Dublin by the musician Brendan Benson who immediately requested a copy of the album ... the newspaper spelt it "Jabe") and rang the song's writer to inform him he would be covering "Floating" with his band The Raconteurs ...

More definitions of "floating":

  • (adj): Not definitely committed to a party or policy.
    Example: "Floating voters"
  • (noun): The act of someone who floats on the water.
  • (adj): Borne up by or suspended in a liquid.
    Example: "The ship is still floating"; "floating logs"; "floating seaweed"
  • (adj): Inclined to move or be moved about.
    Example: "A floating crap game"
  • (adj): Continually changing especially as from one abode or occupation to another.
    Example: "The floating population"
    Synonyms: aimless, drifting, vagabond, vagrant

Famous quotes containing the word floating:

    We sank a foot deep in water and mud at every step, and sometimes up to our knees, and the trail was almost obliterated, being no more than that a musquash leaves in similar places, where he parts the floating sedge. In fact, it probably was a musquash trail in some places.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    They [the children] live in a world of delightful imagination; they pursue persons and objects that never existed; they make an Argosy laden with gold out of a floating butterfly,—and these stupid [grown-up people] try to translate these things into uninteresting facts.
    Woodrow Wilson (1856–1924)

    Writing prejudicial, off-putting reviews is a precise exercise in applied black magic. The reviewer can draw free- floating disagreeable associations to a book by implying that the book is completely unimportant without saying exactly why, and carefully avoiding any clear images that could capture the reader’s full attention.
    William Burroughs (b. 1914)