metacentre

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search

English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French métacentre, from méta- + centre.

Pronunciation[edit]

Ship Stability diagram showing centre of gravity (G), centre of buoyancy (B), and metacentre (M) with ship upright and heeled over to one side.

Noun[edit]

metacentre (plural metacentres)

  1. (physics, shipbuilding) A midway point between a ship's centre of buoyancy when upright and its centre of buoyancy when tilted; it must be above the centre of gravity to enable a tilting ship to return to an upright position.

Anagrams[edit]