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Buoyancy - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'Buoyancy' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Buoyancy [ n.]
- 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.
- 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.
- Cheerfulness; vivacity; liveliness; sprightliness; -- the opposite of heaviness; as, buoyancy of spirits.

Meaning of 'Buoyancy' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . buoyancy [ n]
Meaning (1):
- irrepressible liveliness and good spirit
Example in sentence:
  • I admired his buoyancy and persistent good humor