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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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During the second half of 2002 we expect the housing and mortgage markets to remain buoyant, resulting in growth in Northern Rock's assets under management at the top end of our strategic targets,'' the bank said.
MIP 5832/007 is also being updated to reflect the new Sterns inherently buoyant life preserver.
IT'S GOOD TO TALK: Some of Ireland's many mobile users - helping to keep the market buoyant
However their rate of year-on-year decline has slowed since April which suggests that the market is more buoyant than last year across all sectors.
The east side of the dam was on the landslide, and the forces of water behind the dam caused it to be buoyant.
The buoyant force created by this displaced water would be more than enough to support the weight of the ship.
The LMDC and HUD have announced an amnesty for Lower Manhattanites who have conned cash out of a program aimed at helping keep the area buoyant.
Most mountain ranges have a thick foundation of buoyant crystal rock, which makes them float high above the denser, underlying mantle.
Suppliers should prepare for a buoyant market for energy services out to 2010 as high prices will in combination with EU directives, substantially increase the market for energy services while the European Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) remains rigorously enforced.
His buoyant prancing, animal alertness, cartoon hand gestures, and a certain, shall we say, postmodern enchantment remind us that he is simply, divinely, himself.
NoHo is as buoyant as SoHo in terms of foot traffic," said Mr.
It's so meticulous about the rules and equipment that it gives precise requirements such as it must be played with a regulation NFL ball sanded to a smooth surface and filled with syrup to keep it negatively buoyant.