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    What does 'floor' mean in this sentence?

    How are you?
    What does 'floor' mean in this sentence?

    I'd appreciate it if you can explain it.

    We expected the meeting to start late, but when we arrived, Ms. Roosevelt had summarized the main points of discussion and opened the floor for questions already.

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    Re: What does 'floor' mean in this sentence?

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Floor_(legislative)

    It has to do with the rules of order in any sort of meeting or committee. Whoever has the "floor" has the right to speak.

    Robert's Rules of Order is used by many groups to define how they operate.

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