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Definition of Tidal wave:
The wave associated with the tide, i.e. the large-scale water motion generated by the rotation of the earth in combination with the varying gravitational influence on the ocean of the moon and the sun.
This is the common definition for Tidal wave, other definitions can be discussed in the article
The term "tidal wave" is also frequently used as a popular expression for an unusually high and destructive water level along a shore, thus including the combined effect of astronomical and meteorological surges.
- Ocean and shelf tides
- Tidal motion in shelf seas
- For more information on different types of waves, see also waves.