1The action of floating in a liquid or gas: the body form is modified to assist in flotation
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- Relaxation massages and flotation assists with muscle relaxation and result in lower HR, BP and improved mood states.
- You can pick out details now; the bright red flotation vests, the faces under the broad sunhats, the stickers that say ‘Cruiser’.
- Polymeric foams have been used for such things as building insulation, flotation devices and furniture cushions.
1.1The separation of small particles of a solid by their different capacities to float.
- Some of the most common separation techniques are leaching, flotation, filtration, chromatography, and centrifugal force.
- Colloidal phenomena are key in the separation of minerals from their ores by particle flotation.
- This is still a difficult market and it is obvious that the climate is different to the last flotation.
1.2The capacity to float; buoyancy.
- If you do decide to go for the jacket and salopette option, ensure that the trousers are not buoyant and that all the floatation is in the jacket.
- Because the decking is a solid sheet, providing substantially more flotation, shoes can be smaller and still ride atop the snow like larger wood and lacing snowshoes.
- Using inflatable toys and a PFD for flotation, participants swim down a stretch of the river.
2The process of offering a company’s shares for sale on the stock market for the first time.
- By contrast with the most recent batch of stockmarket flotations during the dotcom boom, there are no wild valuations this time round.
- His experience encompasses flotations, secondary offerings, private placements and mergers and acquisitions in Britain and Ireland.
- Corporate financiers are looking at a dearth of stockmarket flotations this year and expect to rely on companies disposing of non-core businesses and management buyouts to earn a crust.
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