undercurrent


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undercurrent

a current that is not apparent at the surface or lies beneath another current

undercurrent

[′ən·dər‚kə·rənt]
(oceanography)
A water current flowing beneath a surface current at a different speed or in a different direction.
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There were very few resident landlords in the neighborhood and also very few domestic or literate serfs, and in the lives of the peasantry of those parts the mysterious undercurrents in the life of the Russian people, the causes and meaning of which are so baffling to contemporaries, were more clearly and strongly noticeable than among others.
She began to look with her own eyes; to see and to apprehend the deeper undercurrents of life.
A "gentlemen's agreement" of silence and denial meets the vast undercurrent of anti-Semitism that is more widespread among the American public than we are willing to admit or address publically.
Bars sell alcohol, which means their clientele wants to lose its inhibitions; the room's emotional undercurrent is desire or despair.
MSP JACKIE Baillie last night blasted "a nasty undercurrent in Scottish politics" after neds sprayed "war pig" on her office.
Her fourth studio album, Undercurrent, carries on in the tradition.
It was by far the most ethnically diverse school in the city, yet though I can remember a constant I can a constant undercurrent racial throughout city, but place I experience was at undercurrent of racial tension throughout the city, the one place I didn't experience it was at school.
We are fully hopeful that the undercurrent that was being seen in the favour of Congress, has turned into reality.
9 protective functions: overload, undercurrent, overcurrent, jam, overtemperature; and phase loss, reverse, and unbalance.
Pensioner Raman Nair died when a strong undercurrent pulled her out to sea while she was snorkeling with her family near the five-star Le Touessrok Hotel, in Mauritius in the Indian Ocean.
When the youths discover the body of a murdered man among the reeds and are interrogated, even though the body has disappeared, the mystery of who and why runs as an undercurrent through the remainder of the story.
Under Muni's deft direction, the erotic undercurrent in the story was accented several times--when a bare-chested Miles, lying supine on a bed, beckoned the Governess to him, for example.