Floating vs Levitating - What's the difference?

floating | levitating |

As verbs the difference between floating and levitating

is that floating is while levitating is .

As an adjective floating

is that which floats or float.

As a noun floating

is (in the plural) material that floats in a liquid.




  • 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


  • 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 .