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English → English (WordNet)
Definition: center of flotation
center of flotation
n : the center of gravity of a floating object [syn: centre of flotation
English → English (gcide)
Definition: Center of flotation
Flotation \Flo*ta"tion\, n. [Cf. F. flottation a floating,
flottaison water line, fr. flotter to float. See Flotilla.]
1. The act, process, or state of floating.
2. The science of floating bodies.
3. (Com. & Finance) Act of financing, or floating, a
commercial venture or an issue of bonds, stock, or the
[Webster 1913 Suppl.]
Center of flotation. (Shipbuilding)
(a) The center of any given plane of flotation.
(b) More commonly, the middle of the length of the load
water line. --Rankine.
Plane of flotation, or Line of flotation, the plane or
line in which the horizontal surface of a fluid cuts a
body floating in it. See Bearing, n., 9
Surface of flotation (Shipbuilding), the imaginary surface
which all the planes of flotation touch when a vessel
rolls or pitches; the envelope of all such planes.