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metacentre

/ ˈmɛtəˌsɛntə /

noun

  1. 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


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Derived Forms

  • ˌmetaˈcentric, adjective
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Example Sentences

Thus, for instance, the archecentric condition of any Avian structure is a metacentre of the Sauropsidan stem.

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