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**metacentre**(n = noun.cognition) metacenter - (shipbuilding) the point of intersection between two vertical lines, one line through the center of buoyancy of the hull of a ship in equilibrium and the other line through the center of buoyancy of the hull when the ship is inclined to one side; the distance of this intersection above the center of gravity is an indication of the stability of the ship;
is a kind of
intersection,
intersection point,
point of intersection

The point of intersection of a vertical line through the center of gravity of the fluid displaced by a floating body which is tipped through a small angle from its position of equilibrium, and the inclined line which was vertical through the center of gravity of the body when in equilibrium. [*1913 Webster*]

" When the metacenter is above the center of gravity, the position of the body is stable; when below it, unstable."
[*1913 Webster*]

Derivative

metacentric adj.

Etymology

F m{eacute}tacentre (as META-, CENTRE)