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floater (employee)

Definition:

an employee who is reassigned from job to job as needed

Class:

person noun (people)

Plural:

floaters

Type of:

employee » worker » person » organism

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

All senses of floater...

Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Floater | Floaters

deposits of various size, shape, consistency, refractive index, and motility within the eye's vitreous humour, which is normally transparent. At a young age, the vitreous is perfectly transparent, but as one ages, imperfections gradually develop. The ... (36 of 3240 words, 3 images)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Floater

Floater (disambiguation)

a shadow-like shape that appears singly or together with several others in the field of vision of some individuals. Floater may also mean: Floater (band), a band based in Portland, Oregon | The Floaters, an R&B singing group of the 1970s | Floating... (41 of 133 words, 5 definitions)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Floater (disambiguation)

Collins Dictionary:

floater | floating policy [synonym, sense-specific] | drifter [synonym, sense-specific]

a person or thing that floats | any of a number of dark spots that appear in one's vision as a result of dead cells or fragments in the lens or ... (30 of 524 words, 9 definitions, 7 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/floater

Wiktionary:

floater | floaters [plural]

Agent noun of float; one who or that which floats. | An employee of a company who does not have fixed tasks to do but fills in wherever needed, usually when someone else is away. | A threadlike speck in the visual field that seems to move, possibly... (46 of 198 words, 12 definitions, 2 usage examples)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/floater

Random House Dictionary:

floater | musca volitans [ophthalmology, sense-specific] | muscae volitantes [ophthalmology, sense-specific, plural] | floating policy [synonym, sense-specific]

a person or thing that floats. | [informal] a person who is continually changing his or her place of abode, employment, etc. | [United States, ... (23 of 164 words, 10 definitions, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/floater

Merriam-Webster:

floater | floaters [plural] | muscae volitantes [plural, sense-specific]

one that floats ; a person who floats something | a person who votes illegally in various polling places | a person without a permanent residence or ... (25 of 143 words, 6 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/floater

American Heritage Dictionary:

floater

One that floats or is capable of floating. | One who wanders; a drifter. | An employee who is reassigned from job to job or shift to shift within an ... (28 of 98 words, 7 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/floater

Oxford Dictionary:

floater

a person or thing that floats. | a loose particle within the eyeball which is apparent in one's field of vision. | a floating voter. | [informal, ... (24 of 91 words, 7 definitions, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/floater

New World Dictionary:

floater

a person or thing that floats | [United States] a person who illegally casts a vote at each of several polling places | [United States] a person who ... (26 of 89 words, 6 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/floater

Macmillan British Dictionary:

floater [countable] | floaters [plural]

a very small object that moves around in your eye | [United States] someone who does different jobs in a company as needed (22 of 46 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/floater

Cambridge Dictionary:

employee

someone who is paid to work for someone else (9 of 34 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/employee

Encarta Dictionary:

floater | floaters [plural]

somebody or something that is floating | a casual worker who goes from job to job (informal) | an employee who is switched from job to job as needed | ... (27 of 144 words, 7 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861674126​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

floater

Audio: British English pronunciation of "floater"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/floater

Macmillan British Dictionary:

floater [countable] | floaters [plural]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "floater"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/floater

Macmillan American Dictionary:

floater [countable] | floaters [plural]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "floater"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/floater

the Free Dictionary:

floater

Audio 1: British English pronunciation of "floater"

Audio 2: North American English pronunciation of "floater" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/floater

Google Dictionary:

floater | floaters [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "floater"

www​.google​.com​/#hl=en&tbs=dfn​:1&fp=1&q=floater

Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

floater

Audio: North American pronunciation of "floater"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=floate​01 word=floater

YourDictionary Audio:

floater

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "floater" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/floater

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