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longitudinal coefficient

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noun Naval Architecture.
  1. the ratio of the immersed volume of a hull to the product obtained by multiplying its length on the water line by the immersed area of the midship transverse section, all assuming a given depth of immersion of the hull.
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Also called prismatic coefficient.
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