Examples from the Web for flotation
That side now has to be repaired and fitted with flotation devices that will eventually help the wreck float to the surface.
Then the reading of the scale at the line of flotation, added to the number on the weight, gives the reading required.
The net result finally gets back to the principle of flotation.Perpetual Motion|Percy Verance
It may last for an hour or more; but in no case is recovery complete till some time after the flotation ceases.
British Dictionary definitions for flotation
- the launching or financing of a commercial enterprise by bond or share issues
- the raising of a loan or new capital by bond or share issues