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noun [countable]     float pronunciation in British English
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  1. 3
    business the first time that a company starts to sell its shares on the stock market

    The company directors made over £1 million each from the float.

  2. 4
    a small extra amount of money in coins and notes, kept by a shop so that customers can be given change when they buy something
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a description of an economic or political situation based on analysis of information at the present time

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an unregulated form of capitalism that features financial deregulation, privatisation and low tax for high earners

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