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Definition of flotation noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1[uncountable] the act of floating on or in water a flotation device (= a life preserver, used to help someone float in water)
  2. 2(also float) [countable, uncountable] (business) the process of selling shares in a company to the public for the first time in order to raise money plans for (a) flotation on the stock exchange a stock-market flotation
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: flotation

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