HyperDic: metacenter

English > 1 sense of the word metacenter:
NOUNcognitionmetacenter, metacentre(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
English > metacenter: 1 sense > noun 1, cognition
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.
Synonymmetacentre
Categoryshipbuilding, ship buildingThe construction of ships
Broaderintersection, intersection point, point of intersectionA point where lines intersect
Adjectivesmetacentricof or relating to the metacenter

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