retard of the tide

: the interval between the moon's transit at which a tide originates and advent of the tide itself which is not principally due to the transit immediately preceding but to a transit which has occurred some time before compare lunitidal interval

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“Retard of the tide.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/retard%20of%20the%20tide. Accessed 27 Sep. 2022.

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