flotation flotation  /floʊ ˈteɪ ʃən/


  1. (n) the phenomenon of floating (remaining on the surface of a liquid without sinking)
  2. (n) financing a commercial enterprise by bond or stock shares



  1. But low-grade oxide ores, like Nevada's, evaded all ordinary flotation methods until the Bureau of Mines men hit on a new scheme: flotation in reverse with a new solvent.
  2. Its flotation was entirely dependent on whether the bilge pump could keep up with the leakage.
  3. Every time they lowered a lifeline and flotation ring to him, he passed it on to another of the passengers.


  • Spanish audit body to review Deloitte's role in Bankia flotation

    MADRID (Reuters) - Spain's audit watchdog has launched a review of Deloitte's work at bailed-out Bankia in the run-up to its flotation in 2011, opening yet another investigation into what went wrong at ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! Finance


  1. Shepherd added: "The time since Newcastle's flotation in 1997 has seen a radical transformation in the club and its fortunes with the club now being one of the 20 wealthiest in Europe with one of the finest stadiums in European football, a Premier...
    on Jun 7, 2007 By: Freddy Shepherd Source: Telegraph.co.uk

  2. "It's not a matter of technology," Rosolino said. "The matter is one suit has much more flotation. If I were to go out there in a scuba suit it wouldn't be fair either. There's something not right about it."
    on Apr 10, 2008 By: Massimiliano Rosolino Source: USA Today

  3. "We are delighted to have gained such substantial backing for our pre-flotation," Sir Bill Gammell, Chief Executive of Cairn Energy PLC, said in a startement Thursday. "The positive response confirms our belief that this is the best strategy...
    on Nov 23, 2006 By: Bill Gammell Source: Turkish Press

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