
Definition of Metacentric
1. Adjective. Of or relating to the metacenter.
Partainyms: Metacenter
Derivative terms: Metacenter
2. Adjective. Having two equal arms because of the median position of the centromere. "A metacentric chromosome"
Definition of Metacentric
1. Adjective. Of or pertaining to a metacenter ¹
2. Adjective. (genetics) (''of a chromosome'') Having the centromere approximately in the middle, such that the two arms are of similar length ¹
3. Noun. A metacentric chromosome ¹
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
Definition of Metacentric
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Medical Definition of Metacentric
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Literary usage of Metacentric
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1. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"The following table contains particulars of the metacentric heights of different
kinds of vessels of war, and the corresponding time of an oscillation in ..."
2. Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Standard Work of Reference in Art, Literature (1907)
"Curve of stability of a highsided ship, having small metacentric height.
The vertical line lo left shows the various lengths of d, and the horizontal line ..."
3. Know Your Own Ship: A Simple Explanation of the Stability, Trim by Thomas Walton (1899)
"Similar metacentric Heights at Different Draughts—Wind Pressure—Amount and ...
That metacentric height alone is no guarantee for a vessel's stability. 2. ..."
4. Theoretical Naval Architecture: A Treatise on the Calculations Involved in by Samuel James Pope Thearle (1877)
"metacentric Curves—Curves of Statical and Dynamical Stability— Specimen
Calculations—The Body Plan—Measuring the Ordi natea—Preliminary Tables—Combination ..."
5. A Treatise on the Stability of Ships by Edward James Reed (1885)
"... metacentric an Evolute of which the Curve of Buoyancy is the ... Descent of
metacentric and Increase of Stability—Distinction between "Curve of ..."
6. A Manual of Naval Architecture for Use of Officers of the Royal Navy by William Henry White (1900)
"Where WL cuts WjW^Wg draw the vertical BWM; the intersection of this vertical
with the metacentric curve gives the position M of the ..."
7. The Dynamics of the Airplane by Kenneth Powers Williams (1921)
"They envelop a curve, called the metacentric curve. For the angles of attack that
are used, this curve is concave to the front, ..."
8. Handbook of Ship Calculations, Construction and Operation: A Book of by Charles Haynes Hughes (1917)
"TABLE OF metacentric HEIGHTS Type of Ship Harbor vessels, as tugs Small cruisers
Battleships Shallow draft gunboats for river use. ..."