Tidal wave

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tidal wave

  1. Wave motion due to astronomical forcing.

  2. In popular usage, it is incorrectly used to refer to any unusually high (and therefore destructive) water level along a shore.

    It usually refers to either a storm surge or tsunami.

term edited 12 Dec 2014
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