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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.

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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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References in classic literature ?
The fish did not give up, but held the raft bravely on its course, till at last the water in the river shifted again and floated them the way they wanted to go.
With a glad cry, the Rainbow's Daughter sprang from her seat and danced along the curve of the bow, mounting gradually upward, while the folds of her gauzy gown whirled and floated around her like a cloud and blended with the colors of the rainbow itself.
This is one of the characteristics of the middle and lower part of the Missouri; but still more so of the Mississippi, whose rapid current traverses a succession of latitudes so as in a few days to float the voyager almost from the frozen regions to the tropics.
His eyes still rested upon the opening when there shot downward from it to the water below the naked body of a human being which almost immediately rose to the surface again and floated off down the stream.
Grasping the corpse by an arm he tore the garment from it and then let the body float downward toward the temple.
He saw a Wieroo flap dismally above him; he saw the banks of the stream float slowly past; he heard a sudden wail upon the right-hand shore, and his heart stood still lest his ruse had been discovered; but never by a move of a muscle did he betray that aught but a cold lump of clay floated there upon the bosom of the water, and soon, though it seemed an eternity to him, the direct sunlight was blotted out, and he knew that he had entered beneath the temple.
"But there is another way to make it float, which is to fill it with hot air.
Then, with a kind farewell, the gentle Fairy floated upward through the sunny air, smiling down upon the child, until she vanished in the soft, white clouds, and little Annie stood alone in her enchanted garden, where all was brightened with the radiant light, and fragrant with the perfume of her fairy flower.
"But we didn't tumble to the roof," said the girl; "by the time we reached here we were floating very slowly, and I'm almost sure we could float down to the street without getting hurt.
High upfront cost loom with floating solar panels which is mainly attributed to the existence of components such as pontoons, floats; submerged water cables and mooring systems.
The criteria for judging floats in this year's Labor Day Parade will be the same as in past years, according to the parade committee.
BAGUIO CITY - The floats of a nationwide money transfer chain and a farmers cooperative were the big winners at the Panagbenga Festival's grand parade of floats last Sunday.