how to pronounce flotation


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the above transcription of flotation is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

flotation is pronounced in three syllables

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An example use of flotation in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… and that flotation collar is exactly …”

meanings of flotation


  1. The ability (as of a tire or snowshoes) to stay on the surface of soft ground or snow.
  2. A state of floating, or being afloat.
  3. The launching onto the market of a tranch of stocks or shares, usually a new issue.
  4. A process of separating minerals by agitating a mixture with water and detergents etc; selected substances being carried to the surface in air bubbles.

flotation frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word flotation occurs in english on average 0.1 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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