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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

float

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.

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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2) Wang Feng, "The Breakdown of a Great Wall: Recent Changes in the Household Registration System of China," in Floating Population and Migration in China, ed.
The Currant Situation and Future Trend of Floating Population in Shanghai.
The aim was to screen each and every person living in Gurgaon and maintain a data of the floating population.
109) The floating population mostly consists of peasants who have left their villages in search of a better life in the cities.
In recent years, floating population increases every year in Heilongjiang Province, but the dispersed source of floating population information and not strong correlation can not meet the needs of local government for the floating population.
This Joint Venture will target the roughly 50,000,000 Indian expatriate community and a floating population of Indian tourists outside India.
The figure suggests that there is a floating population of around one million people, who either travel to the emirate daily for work from other emirates or who are temporary residents in the emirate for short-term projects.
He added that it was difficult for the floating population to access these facilities.
This joint venture will target the Indian expatriate community and a floating population of Indian tourists outside India.
The rental yields are good for properties in cities which have a substantial floating population of professionals and their families.
7 million people and plays host to a floating population of over a quarter of a million.
Rapid urbanisation, high population growth rates, diversified cultures, floating populations and high consumption have brought about significant waste management challenges to many cities in the GCC region -- these countries now collectively produce more than 120 million tonnes of waste every year, a statement said.

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