Launching vs Floating - What's the difference?

launching | floating |


As verbs the difference between launching and floating

is that launching is while floating is .

As nouns the difference between launching and floating

is that launching is the act by which something is launched; a launch while floating is (in the plural) material that floats in a liquid.

As an adjective floating is

that which floats or float.

launching

English

Verb

(head)
  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • The act by which something is launched; a launch.
  • The launching of the Titanic.
  • * 2010 , Raymond Friedman, A History of Jet Propulsion, Including Rockets (page 123)
  • By 1940 they had conducted 25 successful launchings of A5 rockets, which reached 10 miles altitude and had a range of 12 miles.

    Usage notes

    * Launch'' suggests an event at a point in time. ''Launching suggests a process over time.

    floating

    English

    Adjective

    (-)
  • That which floats or float.
  • floating buoys
  • Not fixed in position, opinion etc.; free to move or drift.
  • The outcome of the forthcoming election is still unclear due to the large number of floating voters.
    In China, the large floating population has tended to gravitate to cities.
    You can drag the floating toolbars to any position on the screen.
  • (linguistics, of a tone) that is not attached to any consonant or vowel within its morpheme.
  • Derived terms

    * floating point, floating-point * floating voter

    Verb

    (head)
  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • (in the plural) Material that floats in a liquid.
  • * 1898 , Journal of Microscopy (page 256)
  • Plastic mud, brownish tinted, rich in floatings .