tide machine

tide machine

[′tīd mə‚shēn]
(engineering)
An instrument that computes, sometimes for years in advance, the times and heights of high and low waters at a reference station by mechanically summing the harmonic constituents of which the tide is composed.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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