Meaning | (shipbuilding) the point of intersection between two vertical lines, one line through the center of buoyancy of the hull of a ship in equilibrium and the other line through the center of buoyancy of the hull when the ship is inclined to one side; the distance of this intersection above the center of gravity is an indication of the stability of the ship. |
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Synonym | metacentre |
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Category | shipbuilding, ship building | The construction of ships |
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Broader | intersection, intersection point, point of intersection | A point where lines intersect |
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Adjectives | metacentric | of or relating to the metacenter |
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