center of buoyancy

variants: or center of displacement

Definition of center of buoyancy

: the center of mass of the fluid displaced by a floating or submerged body (as a ship, submarine, or balloon) — see metacenter

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“Center of buoyancy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/center%20of%20buoyancy. Accessed 15 Aug. 2020.

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