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amphidromic point

[am-fi-drom-ik, am-] /ˈæm fɪˈdrɒm ɪk, ˌæm-/
noun, Oceanography
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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.
Origin
1935-1940
1935-40; < Greek amphídrom(os) running both ways + -ic; see amphi-, -drome
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