Archimedes' principle

noun Ar·chi·me·des' principle \ˌär-kə-ˈmē-(ˌ)dēz-ˈprin(t)-sə-pəl, -bəl\
variants: less commonly

Archimedes' Principle

\ˌär-kə-ˈmē-(ˌ)dēz-ˈprin(t)-sə-pəl, -bəl\

Definition of Archimedes' principle

  1. :  a law of fluid mechanics: a body while wholly or partly immersed in a fluid apparently loses weight by an amount equal to that of the fluid displaced

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capable of being understood in two ways

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