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Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel
Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel
  1. Of an object or substance, to be supported by a liquid of greater density than the object so as that part of the object or substance remains above the surface.
    The boat floated on the water.
    The oil floated on the vinegar.
  2. To be capable of floating.
    That boat doesn't float.
    Oil floats on vinegar.
  3. To drift gently through the air.
    The balloon floated off into the distance.
  4. To drift or wander aimlessly.
    I'm not sure where they went... they're floating around here somewhere.
    Images from my childhood floated through my mind.
  5. To move in a particular direction with the liquid in which one is floating
    I'd love to just float downstream.
  6. To move in a fluid manner.
    The dancer floated gracefully around the stage.
  7. To automatically adjust a parameter as related parameters change.


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