tidal friction

noun

: the frictional effect of the tidal wave especially in shallow waters lengthening the tidal epoch and tending to retard the rotational velocity of the earth and so increase very slowly the length of the day

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“Tidal friction.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tidal%20friction. Accessed 17 Jul. 2024.

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