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prismatic coefficient

noun, Naval Architecture

longitudinal coefficient

noun, Naval Architecture
1.
the ratio of the immersed volume of a hull to the product obtained by multiplying its length on the water line by the immersed area of the midship transverse section, all assuming a given depth of immersion of the hull.
Also called prismatic coefficient.
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