buoyancy

  • 1 Buoyancy — Buoy an*cy, n.; pl. {Buoyancies}. 1. The property of floating on the surface of a liquid, or in a fluid, as in the atmosphere; specific lightness, which is inversely as the weight compared with that of an equal volume of water. [1913 Webster] 2.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 buoyancy — / buoyance [n1] lightness in weight airiness, ethereality, floatability, levity, weightlessness; concept 734 Ant. heaviness buoyancy / buoyance [n2] lightness in spirit animation, bounce, cheerfulness, cheeriness, ebullience, effervescence,… …

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  • 3 buoyancy — 1713, from BUOYANT (Cf. buoyant) + CY (Cf. cy). Figurative sense (of spirits, etc.) is from 1819 …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4 buoyancy — [boi′ən sē; ] also [ bo͞o′yənsē] n. [< BUOYANT] 1. the ability or tendency to float or rise in liquid or air 2. the power to keep something afloat; upward pressure on a floating object 3. lightness or resilience of spirit …

    English World dictionary

  • 5 Buoyancy — The forces at work in buoyancy In physics, buoyancy (  / …

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  • 6 buoyancy — [[t]bɔ͟ɪ͟ənsi[/t]] 1) N UNCOUNT Buoyancy is the ability that something has to float on a liquid or in the air. Air can be pumped into the diving suit to increase buoyancy. 2) N UNCOUNT Buoyancy is a person s ability to remain cheerful, even in… …

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  • 7 buoyancy — buoyant buoy‧ant [ˈbɔɪənt ǁ ˈbɔɪənt, ˈbuːjənt] adjective a buoyant market, economy etc is successful and has a lot of trading activity, and prices are rising rather than falling: • There is also a buoyant market for expensive Swiss watches. •… …

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  • 8 buoyancy — buoy|an|cy [ bɔıənsi, bujənsi ] noun uncount 1. ) the quality of being able to float: The raft lacked buoyancy. a ) the ability of a liquid to make things float in it 2. ) a feeling of happiness and confidence: an atmosphere of optimism and… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 9 buoyancy — noun (U) 1 the ability of an object to float: the buoyancy of light wood 2 the power of a liquid to make an object float: Salt water has more buoyancy than fresh water. 3 a feeling of cheerfulness and belief that you can deal with problems easily …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 10 buoyancy — UK [ˈbɔɪənsɪ] / US / US [ˈbujənsɪ] noun [uncountable] 1) a) the quality of being able to float The raft lacked buoyancy. b) the ability of a liquid to make things float in it 2) a feeling of happiness and confidence an atmosphere of optimism and… …

    English dictionary

  • 11 buoyancy — noun Buoyancy is used before these nouns: ↑aid …

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  • 12 buoyancy — buoy|an|cy [ˈbɔıənsi US ˈbɔıənsi, ˈbu:jənsi] n [U] 1.) the ability of an object to float 2.) the power of a liquid to make an object float ▪ Salt water has more buoyancy than fresh water. 3.) a feeling of happiness and a belief that you can deal… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 13 buoyancy — See center of buoyancy …

    Dictionary of automotive terms

  • 14 buoyancy — buoyant ► ADJECTIVE 1) able to keep afloat. 2) cheerful and optimistic. 3) (of an economy or market) engaged in much activity. DERIVATIVES buoyancy noun buoyantly adverb …

    English terms dictionary

  • 15 buoyancy — noun Date: 1713 1. a. the tendency of a body to float or to rise when submerged in a fluid b. the power of a fluid to exert an upward force on a body placed in it; also the upward force exerted 2. the ability to recover quickly from depression or …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 16 buoyancy — /boy euhn see, booh yeuhn see/, n. 1. the power to float or rise in a fluid; relative lightness. 2. the power of supporting a body so that it floats; upward pressure exerted by the fluid in which a body is immersed. 3. lightness or resilience of… …

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  • 17 buoyancy — noun /ˈbɔɪ.ən.si/ a) the upward force on a body immersed or partly immersed in a fluid b) resilience or cheerfulness See Also: buoyant, buoy …

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  • 18 buoyancy — Synonyms and related words: adaptability, airiness, ascent, bounce, bounciness, breeziness, bubbliness, buoyance, carefreeness, chirpiness, daintiness, debonairness, delicacy, downiness, effervescence, elasticity, ethereality, extensibility,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 19 buoyancy — I (Roget s IV) n. 1. [Lightness] Syn. levity, ethereality, buoyance, airiness, weightlessness, floatability; see also lightness 2 . 2. [Cheerfulness] Syn. gaiety, good humor, resilience, lightheartedness; see happiness 1 , 2 . II (Roget s… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 20 buoyancy — buoy·an·cy || bɔɪənsɪ n. floatability; lightness, cheerfulness, joyfulness …

    English contemporary dictionary