ordinary tides

ordinary tides

[′ȯrd·ən‚er·ē ′tīdz]
(oceanography)
Tides which have cycles of 12 to 24 hours.
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At ordinary tides it is 4ft above the water, but is submerged 12ft at spring tides.
In areas where the tidal range is small, storm conditions can raise water levels somewhat above that of ordinary tides.
Tide type #3--the neap, or ordinary tide, which takes place between full moon and change of the Moon, twice every twenty-four hours.