tidal friction

noun

Definition of tidal friction

: 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 26 Nov. 2020.

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