metacenter

2 ENTRIES FOUND:

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

Illustration of METACENTER

Origin of METACENTER

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

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: metacentric
Previous Word in the Dictionary: metacarpus
All Words Near: metacenter

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up metacenter? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Get Our Free Apps
Voice Search, Favorites,
Word of the Day, and More
Join Us on FB & Twitter
Get the Word of the Day and More