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.

Other Words for Float

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
Float Noun Synonyms: (parade) exhibit or display

Net Float

Business / Finance / Net Float: Sum of disbursement float and collection float. MORE

Float Week

Life Style / Time Shares / Float Week: A floating week may be used any time during the calendar year based on a resort's availability. Typically, resorts will accept requests for specific weeks by the interval owner as soon as the annual m MORE

Managed Float

Business / Finance / Managed Float: Also known as 'dirty' float, this is a system of floating exchange rates with central bank intervention to reduce currency fluctuations. 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

Float Well

Science / Tides and Currents / Float Well: A stilling well in which the float of a float-actuated water level gauge operates. See stilling well. MORE


Business / Construction / Floating: The next-to-last stage in concrete work, when you smooth off the job and bring water to the surface by using a hand float or bull float. MORE