floating vs natation what difference

what is difference between floating and natation

English

Pronunciation

  • (General American) IPA(key): /ˈfloʊtɪŋ/
  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈfləʊtɪŋ/
  • Rhymes: -əʊtɪŋ

Adjective

floating (not comparable)

  1. That floats or float.
    floating buoys
  2. Not fixed in position, opinion etc.; free to move or drift.
    The outcome of the forthcoming election is still unclear due to the large number of floating voters.
    In China, the large floating population has tended to gravitate to cities.
    You can drag the floating toolbars to any position on the screen.
  3. (linguistics, of a tone) that is not attached to any consonant or vowel within its morpheme.

Derived terms

Translations

Verb

floating

  1. present participle of float

Noun

floating (plural floatings)

  1. The motion of something that floats.
  2. (in the plural) Material that floats in a liquid.
    • 1898, Journal of Microscopy (page 256)
      Plastic mud, brownish tinted, rich in floatings.
  3. The spreading of plaster on the surface of walls.

Anagrams

  • antigolf


English

Etymology

Borrowed from Latin natātiō, natātiōnem.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /næ.teɪ.ʃən/

Noun

natation (uncountable)

  1. The act or process of swimming

Translations

Anagrams

  • titanoan

French

Etymology

Borrowed from Latin natātiō, natātiōnem.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /na.ta.sjɔ̃/

Noun

natation f (plural natations)

  1. swimming, natation

Derived terms

See also

  • nager

Further reading

  • “natation” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

Anagrams

  • annotait, tâtonnai

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