Adjective "buoyancy" definition and examples

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Definitions and examples


The ability or tendency of something to float in water or other fluid.
  1. 'First, water provides sharks with substantial buoyancy, whereas air does not confer the same benefit to aircraft.'
  2. 'My buoyancy is such that at 15m I could float to the surface without effort.'
  3. 'During vertical movements, animals can take advantage of gravity or positive buoyancy to permit unpowered downward or upward locomotion for a longer period.'
  4. 'Built into each wheel unit was a flotation tank with sufficient buoyancy to float the unit.'
  5. 'The boats took on more water than they had buoyancy.'
  6. 'A less safe alternative would be for the supervisor to have a rapidly inflatable life jacket that would allow a rescue from under the water but would then provide adequate buoyancy to return the rescuer and the swimmer to the surface.'
  7. 'If lifting the ball up stops the water from running, try to bend the float arm down to get the right buoyancy.'
  8. 'Gas vesicles are gas-filled intracellular structures that provide buoyancy in many unicellular aquatic organisms.'
  9. 'My lungs then re-expand, my wetsuit buoyancy returns and I float to the surface.'
  10. 'They are barely in control of themselves, taking turns to float up before dumping all buoyancy and crashing back into the wreck in a cloud of silt and debris.'
  11. 'The buoyancy of the water protects your joints.'
  12. 'Even if you don't like to swim, walking in the shallow end can provide aerobic benefits, and the buoyancy of the water will take the stress off your joints.'
  13. 'And because of its buoyancy, water is also used in rehabilitation programs.'
  14. 'Logic tells you that you cannot fall and that the buoyancy of the water will support you, but what you feel is the opposite.'
  15. 'Water activities are very popular during pregnancy as the water offers buoyancy and allows exercise to be performed in warmer climates without raising the mother's core temperature too much.'
A cheerful and optimistic attitude or disposition.
  1. 'At his Balzacian best, he radiated warmth, buoyancy, optimism and hope; but in his more Dostoyevskian mode, he was consumed by doubt, loneliness, envy and disappointment.'
  2. 'It lets down the charm of their formidable buoyancy and their obvious talent for sonic collage; they're at their most interesting when revelling in bombastic beats and unexpected sounds.'
  3. 'Thus is Philip Gura caught in neutral buoyancy between belief and hope.'
  4. 'If enthusiasm can mask a multitude of sins then Williamson will be hoping this kid's mental buoyancy will rub off on the few senior players he will still have at his disposal next term once the giant summer clearout sale is completed.'
  5. 'Discussions became political after next to no time (and all the other Kiwis were National or centre-right) so there was a bit of hope and buoyancy that National and Dr Brash will win this year.'
  6. 'Her music reflects youthful buoyancy and her rich repertoire keeps the audience spellbound.'
A high level of activity in an economy or stock market.
  1. 'None of them reported that they had relaxed their credit criteria in the face of the buoyancy in the Irish economy.'
  2. 'There is another factor behind the stock's buoyancy: a potential buyout.'
  3. 'Mr Harrison said the order book reflected the continuing buoyancy of the region's economy.'
  4. 'At any rate, the experience of the boom-bust cycles was that rapid money-supply growth was accompanied by buoyancy in both asset prices and spending.'
  5. 'However, a surprising resilience and unexpected buoyancy has emerged during the past year.'
  6. 'This year experts are looking to renewed buoyancy in the US economy, while the European economies look pretty sluggish.'
  7. 'The country in general has witnessed dramatic price rises in recent years, attributed to inflation, economic buoyancy, and now the euro changeover.'
  8. 'Much of the Korean economy's buoyancy can be traced to the effects of banking reforms since Korea's 1997 financial crisis.'
  9. 'Yet the relative buoyancy of the UK economy suggests that Scotland will be insulated from these wider chills.'
  10. 'It is the rural sector that has given us growth and buoyancy over the last couple of years.'

More definitions

1. the power to float or rise in a fluid; relative lightness.

2. the power of supporting a body so that it floats; upward pressure exerted by the fluid in which a body is immersed.

3. lightness or resilience of spirit; cheerfulness.

More examples(as adjective)

"sentiments can be buoyancy."

"remainses can be buoyancy."

"modules can be buoyancy."

"models can be buoyancy."