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flotation (n.)

1765, from float (v.) + -ation. Spelling influenced by French flotaison (compare floatation).

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Definitions of flotation

flotation (n.)
the phenomenon of floating (remaining on the surface of a liquid without sinking);
Synonyms: floatation
flotation (n.)
financing a commercial enterprise by bond or stock shares;
Synonyms: floatation
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