Etymology
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buoyancy (n.)

1713, "relative lightness, quality of floating on water or other liquid," from buoyant + -cy. The figurative sense "cheerfulness, hopefulness" (of spirits, etc.) is from 1819. The meaning "power of supporting a body so that it floats" is from 1831.

updated on October 25, 2022

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