prismatic coefficient

noun

Definition of prismatic coefficient

: the ratio of the volume of displacement of a ship to that of a prism equal in length to the distance between perpendiculars of the ship and in cross section to that of the immersed midship section

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“Prismatic coefficient.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/prismatic%20coefficient. Accessed 23 Jun. 2021.

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