buoy·an·cy noun \ˈbȯi-ən(t)-sē, ˈbü-yən(t)-\
: the ability of an object to float in water or air
: the power of a liquid to make someone or something float
: the ability of someone or something to continue to be happy, strong, etc., through difficult times
a : the tendency of a body to float or to rise when submerged in a fluid
b : the power of a fluid to exert an upward force on a body placed in it; also : the upward force exerted
: the ability to recover quickly from depression or discouragement : resilience
: the property of maintaining a satisfactorily high level (as of prices or economic activity)
Examples of BUOYANCY
- the natural buoyancy of cork
- The swimmer is supported by the water's buoyancy.
- We hope that the economy will maintain its buoyancy.
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