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Cardiology verb To insert an anchored device in a fluid-filled lumen—e.g., to float a catheter
Managed care—US noun A pool of money from an HMO’s enrollees to be used to pay for services rendered by physicians and other providers—e.g., hospitals
Medical work noun A skilled responsible person—e.g., house staff officer, resident physician, or supervisory nurse—who ‘floats’ about an institution addressing needs, assuring continuity of care, allowing staff to take breaks, and relieving personnel


Health care staffing A skilled responsible person–eg, house staff officer, resident physician, or supervisory nurse, who 'floats' about an institution addressing needs, assuring continuity of care, allowing staff to take breaks, and relieve personnel. See Night float.


1. an instrument used in the filing or rasping of a horse's premolar and molar teeth. Handles are 24 to 28 in (60 to 70 cm) with a broad head into which an interchangeable rasp can be screwed. Some rasps work when pulled toward the operator, others work only when pushed away. Short-handled floats with the heads set at an angle are used for the front upper molars.
2. in British countries, the term for a road vehicle used for the transport of large animals, usually horses or cattle. A low-level float may be an independent unit towed behind another vehicle. A high-level float is standard-truck height and an integral part of the vehicle.

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Q. Hey bipolar people. how are you doing?? I'm floating- guess that's the best way to put it... I'm glad you all are here so I can share with you. I feel like I'm out of a serious accident or after war, not sure who won... not feeling bad anymore, not as lost as before but a bit woozzy... how are you guyss doing today?

A. I am glad you hear you are feeling better today Zorba! Continue to be aware of your moods to ensure they don't swing into a mania. I hope you are able to remain leveled. Thanks for sharing!

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Such big concentration values can be explained by the fact that there are no floatable pontoons and sealing systems installed in the storage tanks.
The maximum particle size that can be raised is different from the maximum floatable particle size, as we will see below--the former is obtained under static conditions whilst the latter of course reflects a dynamic state.
The City of Newark has launched a program to prevent one of the prime sources of floatable pollution-sewer overflows and storm sewers.
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The students then realised that it was all floatable and one of them suggested we look for production and expiry dates.
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The floatable components of these discharges are "grease balls" and a thin, highly visible film or slick that is wind driven.
Guar gums are also heavily used as depressants for the naturally floatable gangue in the processing of platinum-bearing ores.
The latter would be the "DockDogs Big Air" events, in which Fido leaps to a water landing while chasing a tennis ball or other floatable object.