constituent number

constituent number

[kən′stich·ə·wənt ′nəm·bər]
(oceanography)
One of the harmonic elements in a mathematical expression for the tide-producing force, and in corresponding formulas for the tide or tidal current.
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Big Four accountancy group PwC also nudged up into third place on the table by total constituent numbers, while RSM has moved alongside Deloitte in a share of fifth place.