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noun as in tendency to float

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Powder skis, which must float, achieve buoyancy mainly by sheer surface area, but on corn or boilerplate or wind-whipped, sunbaked, supportable mank, a wide ski is a slow ski edge to edge.

If it were pushed downward, then its buoyancy should decrease, allowing it to fall below the underside of the levitated liquid.

Its recent buoyancy arises from relatively robust GDP growth through early this year and its status as the world’s reserve currency.

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This buoyancy allows it to undertake a four-day week experiment and could also be because of it.

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Diving rings sit at the bottom of a pool because they have a lot of mass but don’t take up much space, so the force of gravity beats buoyancy.

And despite the good scholarship the authors have managed to retain the buoyancy and upbeat air attendant on most comics.

Sudden peace, buoyancy, contentment, or alternatively sorrow or physical pain.

Buoyancy protects the most vulnerable parts of our skeleton.

Blame it, he says, on buoyancy, which “reduces the energy expenditure associated with swimming.”

You are a Cheever, my father would tell his children with a buoyancy in his voice which suggested both seriousness and mockery.

She always seemed to be fairly bursting with youthful energy, and no bird could rival her buoyancy.

Unluckily, Bob had not counted on that extra weight of stone inside, nor on the loss of the buoyancy of the water.

He saw in it, the buoyancy of youth under the influence of agreeable company, and a cloudless day.

The buoyancy tanks in the lifeboats were of 18 ounce copper, and of capacity to meet the board of trade requirements.

But the buoyancy of the Polish character helped the nation to recover sooner from this severe blow than could have been expected.


On this page you'll find 21 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to buoyancy, such as: elasticity, and resilience.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.