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semidiurnal

[sem-ee-dahy-ur-nl, sem-ahy-] /ˌsɛm i daɪˈɜr nl, ˌsɛm aɪ-/
adjective
1.
pertaining to, consisting of, or accomplished in half a day.
2.
occurring every 12 hours or twice each day.
Origin of semidiurnal
1585-1595
First recorded in 1585-95; semi- + diurnal
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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
British Dictionary definitions for semidiurnal

semidiurnal

/ˌsɛmɪdaɪˈɜːnəl/
adjective
1.
of or continuing during half a day
2.
occurring every 12 hours
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