Floating vs Treading - What's the difference?

floating | treading |


As verbs the difference between floating and treading

is that floating is while treading is .

As nouns the difference between floating and treading

is that floating is (in the plural) material that floats in a liquid while treading is the act of one who treads.

As an adjective floating

is that which floats or float.

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 .

    treading

    English

    Verb

    (head)
  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • The act of one who treads.
  • * 1859 , Victor Regnault, Elements of Chemistry
  • [Skins] must be submitted to several washings, treadings , and stretchings, before they acquire the necessary pliancy.

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