Archimedean principle


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Archimedean principle

[¦är·kə¦mēd·ē·ən ′prin·sə·pəl]
(physics)
The principle that a body immersed in a fluid undergoes an apparent loss in weight equal to the weight of the fluid it displaces.
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Canal travellers relaxing aboard their narrow boats moored at the newly-installed pontoons, after braving the passage from north Liverpool and the Pier Head, feel they're suddenly in a Bay of Biscay Force 10storm as they pitch about while the Wacker Quacker plonks itself down alongside in full proof of Archimedean principles.