buoyancy

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buoyancy

(1) The degree to which a body floats in a liquid.
(2) The force exerted by a fluid on a floating body, which opposes the force of gravity and is equal to the  body’s density.
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The rub on sink-tips through the years has been the "hinging" effect they have due to disparity in the density and diameter of the floating and sinking sections.