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amphidromic point

[ am-fi-drom-ik, am- ]
/ ˈæm fɪˈdrɒm ɪk, ˌæm- /
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noun Oceanography.

a point of almost zero tidal fluctuation on the ocean surface, represented on a chart of cotidal lines by a point from which these lines radiate.

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Origin of amphidromic point

1935–40; <Greek amphídrom(os) running both ways + -ic; see amphi-, -drome
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