Definitions for buoyant
ˈbɔɪ ənt, ˈbu yəntbuoy·ant
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tending to float on a liquid or rise in air or gas
"buoyant balloons"; "buoyant balsawood boats"; "a floaty scarf"
buoyant, chirpy, perkyadjective
characterized by liveliness and lightheartedness
"buoyant spirits"; "his quick wit and chirpy humor"; "looking bright and well and chirpy"; "a perky little widow in her 70s"
having buoyancy; able to float
lighthearted and lively
I'm in a buoyant mood.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Floating; light; that which will not sink.
Etymology: from buoy.
I swom with the tide, and the water under me was buoyant. Dryden.
His once so vivid nerves,
So full of buoyant spirit, now no more
Inspire the course. James Thomson, Autumn, l. 455.
Buoyancy (), or upthrust, is an upward force exerted by a fluid that opposes the weight of a partially or fully immersed object. In a column of fluid, pressure increases with depth as a result of the weight of the overlying fluid. Thus the pressure at the bottom of a column of fluid is greater than at the top of the column. Similarly, the pressure at the bottom of an object submerged in a fluid is greater than at the top of the object. The pressure difference results in a net upward force on the object. The magnitude of the force is proportional to the pressure difference, and (as explained by Archimedes' principle) is equivalent to the weight of the fluid that would otherwise occupy the submerged volume of the object, i.e. the displaced fluid. For this reason, an object whose average density is greater than that of the fluid in which it is submerged tends to sink. If the object is less dense than the liquid, the force can keep the object afloat. This can occur only in a non-inertial reference frame, which either has a gravitational field or is accelerating due to a force other than gravity defining a "downward" direction.Buoyancy also applies to fluid mixtures, and is the most common driving force of convection currents. In these cases, the mathematical modelling is altered to apply to continua, but the principles remain the same. Examples of buoyancy driven flows include the spontaneous separation of air and water or oil and water. The center of buoyancy of an object is the center of gravity of the displaced volume of fluid.
Buoyant refers to the ability or tendency of an object to float or rise in a fluid, often due to the object being less dense than the fluid. It can also refer to the characteristic of being cheerful, optimistic, and lively.
having the quality of rising or floating in a fluid; tending to rise or float; as, iron is buoyant in mercury
bearing up, as a fluid; sustaining another body by being specifically heavier
light-hearted; vivacious; cheerful; as, a buoyant disposition; buoyant spirits
Dictionary of Nautical Terms
The property of floating lightly on the water.
The numerical value of buoyant in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of buoyant in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
When copper is trading at $7,000 rather than $3,000, the market is more buoyant and people are more buoyant, i do see there's opportunity in the space, and the space is less crowded than it was five years ago.
The German growth picture seems to be more mixed than buoyant sentiment indicators have been suggesting, today's data have created uncertainty, rather than clarity.
Seek to cultivate a buoyant, joyous sense of the crowded kindnesses of God in your daily life.
These abrupt market movements (in October) were even more pronounced than similar developments in August, when a sudden correction in global financial markets was quickly succeeded by renewed buoyant market conditions, this suggests that more than a quantum of fragility underlies the current elevated mood in financial markets.
European markets remain buoyant, not just because of low yields but it seems that finally economic activity and confidence are ticking up from the lows.
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- قابل للطفوArabic
- heiter, beschwingt, schwimmfähig, schwimmendGerman
- kelluva, eläväFinnish
- flottable, flottante, flottantFrench
- mollibus extulitLatin
- puhau, puwhauMāori
- плавучий, жизнерадостныйRussian
- plovan, plivajućiSerbo-Croatian
- nyter, yster, flytandeSwedish
- nổi lênVietnamese
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