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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

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.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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