tidal current


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tidal current

[′tīd·əl ′kə·rənt]
(oceanography)
The alternating horizontal movement of water associated with the rise and fall of the tide caused by the astronomical tide-producing forces.
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In the NG the tidal currents ate incremented at the barrage and near its outlet.
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