The act, process, or state of floating.
- The act, process, or condition of floating. Also called flotage.
- The act or an instance of launching or initiating, especially the floating of stocks or bonds or the financing of a business venture by floating stocks or bonds.
- The process of separating different materials, especially minerals, by agitating a pulverized mixture of the materials with water, oil, and chemicals. Differential wetting of the suspended particles causes unwetted particles to be carried by air bubbles to the surface for collection.
- The capability, especially of a vehicle tread or tire, to remain on top of a soft surface, such as sand, wet ground, or snow.