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Meaning of BUOYANCY

Pronunciation:  'boyunsee

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  irrepressible liveliness and good spirit; "I admired his bouyancy and persistent good humor"
  2. [n]  the property of something weightless and insubstantial
  3. [n]  cheerfulness that bubbles to the surface

BUOYANCY is a 8 letter word that starts with B.


 Synonyms: airiness, irrepressibility, perkiness
 See Also: blitheness, cheerfulness, life, lightness, liveliness, spirit, sprightliness, weightlessness



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\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.

2. (Physics) The upward pressure exerted upon a floating body
   by a fluid, which is equal to the weight of the body;
   hence, also, the weight of a floating body, as measured by
   the volume of fluid displaced.

         Such are buoyancies or displacements of the
         different classes of her majesty's ships. --Eng.

3. Cheerfulness; vivacity; liveliness; sprightliness; -- the
   opposite of {heaviness}; as, buoyancy of spirits.

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