Definition Of float


(in critical path analysis) the period of time by which the duration of an activity may be extended without affecting the overall time for the process.

As long as a task does not slip past the amount of float time, it will not affect the overall process or project time.

(of a currency) fluctuate freely in value in accordance with supply and demand in the financial markets.

a policy of letting the pound float

a hand tool with a rectangular blade used for smoothing plaster or concrete.

I climbed the ladder with my float , trowel and plaster and reached upwards towards the missing section of my ceiling.

a platform mounted on a truck and carrying a display in a parade.

a carnival float

a soft drink with a scoop of ice cream floating in it.

root-beer floats

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Example Of float

  • a carnival float

  • a policy of letting the pound float

  • A sump pump is simply a water pump with an on/off switch activated by a float .

  • All business outlets are invited to support the parade by entering a float .

  • Although they float freely on the water surface, they are treated as emergent weeds.

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