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# Floating-island

noun
1.
a dessert consisting of boiled custard with portions of meringue, whipped cream, or whipped egg whites and sometimes jelly floating upon it or around it.
2.
a floating mass of earth and partly decayed vegetation held together by interlacing roots, as on a lake: usually formed by the accumulation of plant litter; sometimes artificially built on wooden platforms, as in the Orient.
noun
1.
a floating mass of soil held together by vegetation

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• Floating-partition

noun, Carpentry. 1. a partition running parallel to and between two joists and resting on blocking between them.

• Floating-point

noun 1. a decimal point whose location is not fixed, used especially in computer operations. floating-point (flō’tĭng-point’) Relating to a method of representing numerical quantities that uses two sets of integers, a mantissa and a characteristic, in which the value of the number is understood to be equal to the mantissa multiplied by a base […]

• Floating-point representation

noun 1. (computing) the representation of numbers by two sets of digits (a, b), the set a indicating the significant digits, the set b giving the position of the radix point. The number is the product arb, where r is the base of the number system used Compare fixed-point representation

• Floating-point accelerator

hardware (FPA) Additional hardware to perform functions on floating point numbers such as addition, multiplication, logarithms, exponentials, trigonometric functions and various kinds of rounding and error detection. A floating point accelerator often functions as a co-processor to the CPU. The term “floating-point accelerator” suggests a physically larger system, often an extra circuit board, whereas a […]

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