Metacentric Height

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metacentric height

[med·ə′sen·trik ′hīt]
(naval architecture)
The vertical distance between a ship's center of gravity and its metacenter, for transverse or longitudinal inclinations, as specified.

Metacentric Height


the height of the metacenter above the center of gravity of a floating body. The metacentric height serves as a measure of the stability of a vessel.

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