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(General Physics) a law of physics stating that the apparent upward force (buoyancy) of a body immersed in a fluid is equal to the weight of the displaced fluid
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The principle that a body submersed in a liquid loses weight equal to that of the volume of liquid that it displaces.
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|Noun||1.||Archimedes' principle - (hydrostatics) the apparent loss in weight of a body immersed in a fluid is equal to the weight of the displaced fluid|
law of nature, law - a generalization that describes recurring facts or events in nature; "the laws of thermodynamics"
hydrostatics - study of the mechanical properties of fluids that are not in motion
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