Cartesian diver

noun

Definition of Cartesian diver

: a small hollow glass figure placed in a vessel of water that has an elastic cover so arranged that by an increase of pressure the water can be forced into the figure producing the effects of suspension, sinking, and floating as the pressure varies

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“Cartesian diver.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Cartesian%20diver. Accessed 28 Jun. 2022.

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