float test

float test
  Commonly used method of inferring (as opposed to actual testing) the viability of cycad seeds, with the ‘sinkers’ being set aside to germinate and the ‘floaters’ often being discarded; it is important to note that this ‘viability’ test is often wrong, as not all seeds that sink will germinate and not all seeds that float are bad.

Expanded glossary of Cycad terms . 2014.

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  • float\ testing — Disposal of an unnecessary, unwanted, or known to be non functioning item. Derived from placing something in water to see if it floats in most cases it will not and will sink out of sight. Get rid of this. Go float test it or something …   Dictionary of american slang

  • float\ testing — Disposal of an unnecessary, unwanted, or known to be non functioning item. Derived from placing something in water to see if it floats in most cases it will not and will sink out of sight. Get rid of this. Go float test it or something …   Dictionary of american slang

  • float — ► VERB 1) rest on the surface of a liquid without sinking. 2) move slowly, hover, or be suspended in a liquid or the air. 3) put forward (an idea) as a suggestion or test of reactions. 4) (usu. as adj. floating) remain unsettled in one s opinions …   English terms dictionary

  • Test acid2 — Acid2 Le test Acid2 vise à valider la mise en œuvre d un choix de fonctionnalités liées à différents standards du web dans un navigateur, jugées prioritaires par ses promoteurs. Initié par Håkon Wium Lie et supporté par le Web Standards Project… …   Wikipédia en Français

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  • test — 1. To prove; to try a substance; to determine the chemical nature of a substance by means of reagents. 2. A method of examination, as to determine the presence or absence of a definite disease or of some substance in any of the fluids, tissues,… …   Medical dictionary

  • float — verb 1》 rest or cause to rest on the surface of a liquid without sinking.     ↘be suspended freely in a liquid or gas. 2》 move slowly or hover in a liquid or the air.     ↘move in a casual or leisurely way.     ↘(in sport) make (the ball) travel… …   English new terms dictionary

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