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center of buoyancy

Syllabification: cen·ter of buoy·an·cy

Definition of center of buoyancy in English:

noun

Physics
The centroid of the immersed part of a ship or other floating body.
Example sentences
  • Although this position appears to enhance stability as determined from the arrow model, it also appears to be nearly coincident with the center of buoyancy.
  • This distance is called the metacentric height, which takes negative values when the center of mass is above the center of buoyancy, as is common among fishes.
  • This is difficult to do since the center of your body mass is about 6 inches above your navel, but your center of buoyancy is between your armpits.

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