prevailing current

prevailing current

[pri′vāl·iŋ ‚kə·rənt]
(oceanography)
The ocean current most frequently observed during a given period, such as a month, a season, or a year.
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Richardson has assured me that the icebergs off North America push before them pebbles and sand, and leave the sub-marine rocky flats quite bare; it is hardly possible to doubt that such ledges must be polished and scored in the direction of the set of the prevailing currents.
It is considered a desirable masculine trait to resist and fight against the prevailing current.
You might send down a bucktail or metal speed jig not only to see who's home, but to get an idea of how much weight you'll need to reach bottom in the prevailing current.
On the programme, Anil Khimji, director of Khimji Ramdas, said, "In the prevailing current scenario, the importance of redefining leadA[degrees] ership is highly crucial in governA[degrees] ment/private organisations, both at the policy and implementation level.
It is no longer permissible to leave women behind, mired in their dread and dealing with the marginalization attempts in the midst of the prevailing current tide of changes.
This is especially likely when the prevailing current in British politics is for change and only the Tories offer the realistic prospect of single party, majority government.
The challenge in integrated brand communications is that it goes against the prevailing current of promotional plans development, according to a recent article on the American Marketing Association website.
Opinion polling, that indispensable management technique for post-community life, nevertheless can throw up results that indicate a change in the prevailing current.
Mo Mowlam must now respond to the prevailing current of judicial and public opinion by expediting an early examination of the cases of these two men.
If one desires to read a treatise on immortality that is not governed by the naturalistic orthodoxies of the prevailing current literature and that is guided instead by the counsel of experience and dispassionate argument only, then one's cravings will be sated by Geis's achievement.
David Evans, President and CEO of Crown Media, said, "After considering various factors, including the strong performance of the Hallmark Channel and the prevailing current economic realities of being a one channel business in our industry, the Board unanimously determined that now is the time to look at all alternatives.
Anchor your boat in a position that allows the prevailing current to take your chum directly over the wreck.