Science / Tides and Currents / Stand Of Tide: Sometimes called a platform tide. An interval at high or low water when there is no sensible change in the height of the tide. The water level is stationary at high and low water for only an instant, but the change in level near these times is so slow that it is not usually perceptible. In general, the duration of the apparent stand will depend upon the range of tide, being longer for a small range than for a large range, but where there is a tendency for a double tide the stand may last for several hours even with a large range of tide.
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Stand Verb Synonyms: rise, arise, get up, be upstanding
Stand Noun Synonyms: continue, remain, persist, be or remain in effect or in force, prevail, obtain, apply, exist
Science / Tides and Currents / Priming Of Tide: The periodic acceleration in the time of occurrence of high and low waters due to changes in the relative positions of the Sun and Moon. MORE