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BUOYANCY

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does buoyancy mean? 

BUOYANCY (noun)
  The noun BUOYANCY has 4 senses:

1. cheerfulness that bubbles to the surface
2. the property of something weightless and insubstantial
3. the tendency to float in water or other liquid
4. irrepressible liveliness and good spirit

  Familiarity information: BUOYANCY used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


BUOYANCY (noun)


Sense 1buoyancy [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Cheerfulness that bubbles to the surface

Classified under:

Nouns denoting feelings and emotions

Synonyms:

buoyancy; perkiness

Hypernyms ("buoyancy" is a kind of...):

blitheness; cheerfulness (a feeling of spontaneous good spirits)


Sense 2buoyancy [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The property of something weightless and insubstantial

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

airiness; buoyancy

Hypernyms ("buoyancy" is a kind of...):

lightness; weightlessness (the property of being comparatively small in weight)


Sense 3buoyancy [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The tendency to float in water or other liquid

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Hypernyms ("buoyancy" is a kind of...):

inclination; tendency (a characteristic likelihood of or natural disposition toward a certain condition or character or effect)


Sense 4buoyancy [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Irrepressible liveliness and good spirit

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

irrepressibility; buoyancy

Context example:

I admired his buoyancy and persistent good humor

Hypernyms ("buoyancy" is a kind of...):

life; liveliness; spirit; sprightliness (animation and energy in action or expression)


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