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met•a•cen•ter



Pronunciation: (met'u-sen"tur), [key]
n. Naval Archit.
the intersection between two vertical lines, one through the center of buoyancy of a hull in equilibrium, the other through the center of buoyancy when the hull is inclined slightly to one side or toward one end: the distance of this intersection above the center of gravity is an indication of the initial stability of the hull. Also, esp. Brit.,met'a•cen"tre.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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