metacentre


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metacentre

(ˈmɛtəˌsɛntə) or

metacenter

n
(General Physics) the intersection of a vertical line through the centre of buoyancy of a floating body at equilibrium with the formerly vertical line through the centre of gravity of the body when the body is tilted
ˌmetaˈcentric adj
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Noun1.metacentre - (shipbuilding) the point of intersection between two vertical lines, one line through the center of buoyancy of the hull of a ship in equilibrium and the other line through the center of buoyancy of the hull when the ship is inclined to one sidemetacentre - (shipbuilding) the point of intersection between two vertical lines, one line through the center of buoyancy of the hull of a ship in equilibrium and the other line through the center of buoyancy of the hull when the ship is inclined to one side; the distance of this intersection above the center of gravity is an indication of the stability of the ship
ship building, shipbuilding - the construction of ships
intersection, intersection point, point of intersection - a point where lines intersect
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