Buoyance



the power to float or rise in a fluid; relative lightness.
the power of supporting a body so that it floats; upward pressure exerted by the fluid in which a body is immersed.
lightness or resilience of spirit; cheerfulness.
Historical Examples

Highacres Jane Abbott
Sinking of the Titanic Various
Girlhood and Womanhood Sarah Tytler
The Sturdy Oak Samuel Merwin, et al.
Mercenary Dallas McCord Reynolds

noun
the ability to float in a liquid or to rise in a fluid
the property of a fluid to exert an upward force (upthrust) on a body that is wholly or partly submerged in it
the ability to recover quickly after setbacks; resilience
cheerfulness
n.
n.
buoyancy
(boi’ən-sē)
The upward force that a fluid exerts on an object that is less dense than itself. Buoyancy allows a boat to float on water and provides lift for balloons.

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