Floating vs Levitation - What's the difference?

floating | levitation |

As nouns the difference between floating and levitation

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

As an adjective floating

is that which floats or float.

As a verb floating

is .




  • 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 .




    (en noun)
  • The raising of something, such as a body, without apparent physical cause, allegedly using the power of the mind
  • The suspension of something via technical means without any mechanical support, such as by magnetism
  • *
  •   It was erected by the application of those universal laws and forces of nature which cause iron to float. By the same laws, gravity may be overcome or neutralized, and stone made to float in air. The Pyramid was thus built by levitation , abetted by song and chanting, much in the same manner in which the Druids of England set up their huge stones at a later period.

    See also

    * buoyancy