- pertaining to, consisting of, or accomplished in half a day.
- occurring every 12 hours or twice each day.
Origin of semidiurnal
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The semidiurnal tidal forces vanish at the Pole and are very small over the entire Arctic Ocean.The North Pole
Robert E. Peary
- of or continuing during half a day
- occurring every 12 hours
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