A float is a display which is set off from the main text. It is typically labeled as being a “Figure”, “Table”, “Example”, or some similar type.
A float is so-named because, in principle, it can be moved to the
bottom or top of the current page, or to a following page, in the
printed output. (Floating does not make sense in other output
formats.) In the present version of Texinfo, however, this floating
is unfortunately not yet implemented. Instead, the floating material
is simply output at the current location, more or less as if it were
@group (see @group).
|• @float:||Producing floating material.|
|• @caption @shortcaption:||Specifying descriptions for floats.|
|• @listoffloats:||A table of contents for floats.|