What is 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:

Floating Bladderwort
... Floating bladderwort may be a common name for Utricularia gibba, floating bladderwort Utricularia inflata, large floating bladderwort Utricularia radiata, little ...
Little-endian - Endianness and Hardware - Floating-point and Endianness
... storage for all types of data (integer, floating point, BCD), there have been a few historical machines where floating point numbers were represented in big-endian form while integers were represented in ... old ARM processors that 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 heterogeneous systems ...
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 ...
Alpha 21164 - Description - Floating-point Unit
... The floating-point unit consisted of two floating-point pipelines and the floating point register file ... The two pipelines 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"
... The album 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 song's writer to inform him he would be covering "Floating" with his band The Raconteurs ...

More definitions of "floating":

  • (adj): Borne up by or suspended in a liquid.
    Example: "The ship is still floating"; "floating logs"; "floating seaweed"
  • (noun): The act of someone who floats on the water.
  • (adj): Not definitely committed to a party or policy.
    Example: "Floating voters"
  • (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:

    Life is crazy. Now, maybe you knew this all along. But before I had children, I actually held on to the illusion that there was some sense of order to the universe.... I am now convinced that we are all living in a Chagall painting—a world where brides and grooms and cows and chickens and angels and sneakers are all mixed up together, sometimes floating in the air, sometimes upside down and everywhere.
    Susan Lapinski (20th century)

    The Royal Navy of England hath ever been its greatest defence and ornament; it is its ancient and natural strength; the floating bulwark of the island.
    William Blackstone (1723–1780)

    The true reformer does not want time, nor money, nor coöperation, nor advice. What is time but the stuff delay is made of? And depend upon it, our virtue will not live on the interest of our money. He expects no income, but outgoes; so soon as we begin to count the cost, the cost begins. And as for advice, the information floating in the atmosphere of society is as evanescent and unserviceable to him as gossamer for clubs of Hercules.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)