metacenter: Meaning and Definition of
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.
- metacenter (Thesaurus)