Float

Technology / Programming / Float: A float is a number that has a decimal point. Floating-point numbers can be as large as 3.4028235e+38 and as low as –3.4028235e+38. They are stored as 32 bits (4 bytes) of information.
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Float Noun Synonyms: (parade) exhibit or display
Float Verb Synonyms: launch, establish, set up, organize, found, initiate, get going or moving
Float Adjective Synonyms: hover, poise, bob, waft, be suspended, hang, sail, drift, glide, swim
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Floating Shares

Business / Taxes / Floating Shares: Floating shares are shares of a public corporation that are available for trading in a stock market. The number of floating shares may be smaller than the company’s outstanding shares if founding pa MORE

Floating-Rate Preferred

Business / Finance / Floating-Rate Preferred: In an interest rate swap, the counterparty who pays a rate based on a reference rate, usually in exchange for a fixed-rate payment. MORE

Floatplane

Technology / Aviation / Floatplane: A water-based aircraft with one or more mounted pontoons, as differentiated from a hulled SEAPLANE [Flying Boat], but often used generically. MORE

Free Float

Business / Finance / Free Float: Securities industry procedure whereby delivery of securities sold is made to the buying customer's bank without requiring immediate payment; thus a credit agreement of sorts. Antithesis of delivery vs MORE

Floating-Rate Payer

Business / Finance / Floating-Rate Payer: Note whose interest payment varies with short-term interest rates. MORE

Floating-Rate Note (FRN)

Business / Finance / Floating-Rate Note (FRN): An guaranteed investment instrument whose interest payment is tied to some variable (floating) interest rate benchmark, such as a specific-maturity Treasury yield. MORE