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Archimedes' principle

[ ahr-kuh-mee-deez prin-suh-puhl, ahr-kuh-mee-deez ]
/ ˈɑr kəˈmi diz ˈprɪn sə pəl, ˌɑr kəˈmi diz /
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noun Physics.

the law that a body immersed in a fluid is buoyed up by a force (buoyant force, orbouyancy force ) equal to the weight of the fluid displaced by the body.

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Archimedes' principle

noun

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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