flotation - definition and synonyms

noun 

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/fləʊˈteɪʃ(ə)n/
singularflotation
pluralflotations
  1. 1
    [countable/uncountable] business the sale of shares in a company for the first time

    The firm is planning a £30 million stock market flotation.

  2. 2
    [uncountable] the ability to float, or the process of floating

    a flotation vest