metacenter

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meta·cen·ter

noun \ˈme-tə-ˌsen-tər\

Definition of METACENTER

:  the point of intersection of the vertical through the center of buoyancy of a floating body with the vertical through the new center of buoyancy when the body is displaced

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Origin of METACENTER

French métacentre, from méta- meta- + centre center
First Known Use: 1765

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