Floating vs Trunnion - What's the difference?

floating | trunnion |


As nouns the difference between floating and trunnion

is that floating is (in the plural) material that floats in a liquid while trunnion is one of the short stubby bearings on either side of a cannon; a gudgeon.

As an adjective floating

is that which floats or float.

As a verb floating

is .

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 .

    trunnion

    English

    Alternative forms

    * trunion

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • One of the short stubby bearings on either side of a cannon; a gudgeon.
  • A similar rotational bearing comprising a rotating arc or ring sliding in the groove of a stationary arc, used in machinery to allow a workpiece to be moved relative to a fixed tool.