buoyant force


noun Physics.


Nearby words

  1. buoyance,
  2. buoyancy,
  3. buoyancy bags,
  4. buoyancy compensator,
  5. buoyant,
  6. buoyantly,
  7. bupa,
  8. buphthalmia,
  9. bupivacaine,
  10. buppie

Also called buoyancy force.

Archimedes' principle

noun Physics.

the law that a body immersed in a fluid is buoyed up by a force (buoyant force) equal to the weight of the fluid displaced by the body.
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British Dictionary definitions for buoyant force

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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