Meaning of longitudinal coefficient

longitu'dinal coeffi'cient

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— Naval Archit. Naval Archit.
  1. the ratio of the immersed volume of a hull to the product obtained by multiplying its length on the water line by the immersed area of the midship transverse section, all assuming a given depth of immersion of the hull. Also called
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