from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The tendency or capacity to remain afloat in a liquid or rise in air or gas.
- n. The upward force that a fluid exerts on an object less dense than itself.
- n. Ability to recover quickly from setbacks; resilience.
- n. Lightness of spirit; cheerfulness.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The upward force on a body immersed or partly immersed in a fluid.
- n. The ability of an object to stay afloat in a fluid.
- n. Resilience or cheerfulness.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- 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.
- n. 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.
- n. Cheerfulness; vivacity; liveliness; sprightliness; -- the opposite of
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The quality of being buoyant, that is, of floating in or on the surface of water or other fluids; relative lightness.
- n. The power of supporting a body so that it floats: said of a fluid; specifically, the upward pressure exerted upon a body by the fluid in which it is immersed.
- n. Figuratively, light-heartedness; cheerfulness; hopefulness; elasticity of spirit.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the tendency to float in water or other liquid
- n. cheerfulness that bubbles to the surface
- n. irrepressible liveliness and good spirit
- n. the property of something weightless and insubstantial
Analysis shows that this buoyancy is attributable mainly to an improvement in our manufacturing industries.
The aeroplane does; and the instant its propellers cease to revolve, its buoyancy is lost.
To explain the dive I have to show you how to remove the buoyancy from a submarine.
The buoyancy is thus destroyed and you can then do what you like with the submarine by working motors and hydroplanes to take her to any depth required,
They laugh their heads off at the other dive school that misspelled the word buoyancy so badly that is says bouncy on the sign outside outside the shop.
His buoyancy was a perpetual, never-failing tonic for doubt and discouragement, and I have yet to witness him confronted with a situation that could in the least dash his spirits.
The gauge shows an ounce of buoyancy, which is nearly enough to counteract all the dead weight we have.
The reserve buoyancy, that is the total lifting capacity aside from the weight of the airship and its equipment, is estimated at three tons.
Its chief quality is its great buoyancy, which is not only sufficient to support a man with head and shoulders above water when heavily clothed, but enables the wearer easily to support another person -- the extra buoyancy being 25 pounds.
Newspond's system for figuring out what's newsworthy is called buoyancy, which creates an aggregate ranking of how much mention a story has had within a certain amount of time.