Definitions for metacentre
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(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
A midway point between a ship's centre of buoyancy when upright and its centre of buoyancy when tilted; it must be above the centre of gravity to enable a tilting ship to return to an upright position.
Origin: From métacentre, from méta- + centre.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
met-a-sen′tėr, n. that point in a floating body slightly displaced from equilibrium through which the resultant upward pressure of the fluid always passes.
The numerical value of metacentre in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of metacentre in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
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