• WordNet 3.6
    • adj submersible capable of being immersed in water or functioning while submerged "a submersible pump","a submergible electric frying pan"
    • n submersible a warship designed to operate under water
    • n submersible an apparatus intended for use under water
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • submersible That may be submersed.
    • n submersible Something that may be submerged; specifically, a particular type of submarine boat. The term is derived from French usage and has been more or less vaguely employed. As generally understood, a submersible is a type of submarine torpedo-boat which can navigate for distances of several hundred miles with a considerable part of the hull out of water, using a steam or a gasolene engine, but which in action can be entirely submerged, and is then propelled by an electric motor. The storage-batteries can be recharged when exhausted by running the engine attached to a dynamo. The submarine proper is usnally of comparatively small size, has only an electric motor for propulsion, and its storage-batteries must be recharged from shore or from another vessel. It has therefore a limited radius of action, and its function is defensive, while the submersible may be considered an offensive vessel; hence the names offensive submarine and defensive submarine sometimes used. See submarine.
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In literature:

Moreover, what is an obscure corner in such a submersion of joy?
"Les Misérables Complete in Five Volumes" by Victor Hugo
With a loud-yelled command, he leaped to the slippery deck of the submersible, and at his heels came his hardy crew.
"The Land That Time Forgot" by Edgar Rice Burroughs
In all these exhibitions all sorts of artificial means are used to make the submersion appear long.
"Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine" by George M. Gould
The smaller man was remarkable only for his complete submersion in the personality of the other.
"This Side of Paradise" by F. Scott Fitzgerald
He was certainly a scarecrow figure after his submersion in the mud; gut Nan did not feel like laughing at him.
"Nan Sherwood at Pine Camp" by Annie Roe Carr
The condition to which time and long submersion had reduced this ship and cargo was truly remarkable.
"Foul Play" by Charles Reade
Jack arose after a deep submersion, and floundered on shore blowing and spluttering.
"Mr. Midshipman Easy" by Frederick Marryat
But a woman does not bear submersion.
"John Caldigate" by Anthony Trollope
It was the exact reverse of submersion by the rising tide.
"The Man Who Laughs" by Victor Hugo
I stood erect, gaping, suffocated, rising as from a long submersion.
"The Gloved Hand" by Burton E. Stevenson

In news:

Baths submerse electronics in dreamy detail.
Hot reds and oranges burst into showers of spark and flame as blistering metal began to yield to the demands of the submersible 's design.
Shock Hazard Test Probe for Submersible Luminaires for Use in a Pool.
PADI Diving Society's Total Submersion 2010.
Earle founded an Alameda Company that builds submersibles to explore the ocean.
High-End Submersible Brings Luxury to a New Low.
A Mir submersible, with room for only three people, can travel far undersea.
His ocean submersible had reached a depth 35,756 feet below the surface.
James Cameron filmed the deepest part of the ocean, the Mariana Trench, in the Deepsea Challenger submersible.
UK-based company, Deep Ocean Expeditions, takes tourists down to the depths of the Atlantic Ocean on highly specialized Russian-leased MIR submersible vessels.
A subsidiary of Seadrill to buy the ultra-deepwater semi-submersible rig 'Songa Eclipse' for a price of US$ 590-million.
Robot submersibles used off Oregon coast could help forecast other eruptions .
'Killer Karaoke ': Submersed Swing.
Utilities Superintendent Daryl Courter is now in the process of having three new submersible pumps installed at the lagoons at a cost close to $40,000.
A new submersible with a starting price of $2.46 million promises to bring the ocean closer than ever without sacrificing any of the comforts of home.

In science:

So we can see E0 ⊂ E ˜ϕ because p0 is a submersion.
Reduction of generalized Calabi-Yau structures
In view of Lemma 4.1.1, we obtain M \ Mfree has measure 0 and µ|Mfree : Mfree −→ t∗ is a submersion.
Reduction of generalized Calabi-Yau structures
Consider x ∈ f −1 (P ) ∩ ∂k (N ) and let l be a submersion from a neighborhood of f (x) in M to Rm−p such that in this neighborhood P = l−1 (0).
Homology and manifolds with corners
Lemma. (a) If x ∈ N c RS then ec,w is transverse to the zero section of Ec,w . (b) The map πc w ,RS is a proper submersion.
Finite dimensional representations of DAHA and affine Springers fibers : the spherical case
It is enough to prove that the map πc w is a submersion.
Finite dimensional representations of DAHA and affine Springers fibers : the spherical case