The force that causes immersed bodies to float or rise to the surface
of a liquid or upward in a gas. Buoyant force is produced by
→ gravity and density differences.
Same as → buoyancy.
From buoy (current meaning) "a float moored in water to mark a location,"
from M.E. boye, from O.Fr. buie or M.Du. boeye, from
L. boia "fetter, chain" + suffix -ant;
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