Tidal air
Tidal Tid"al, a. Of or pertaining to tides; caused by tides; having tides; periodically rising and falling, or following and ebbing; as, tidal waters. [1913 Webster]

The tidal wave of deeper souls Into our inmost being rolls, And lifts us unawares Out of all meaner cares. --Longfellow. [1913 Webster]

{Tidal air} (Physiol.), the air which passes in and out of the lungs in ordinary breathing. It varies from twenty to thirty cubic inches.

{Tidal basin}, a dock that is filled at the rising of the tide.

{Tidal wave}. (a) See {Tide wave}, under {Tide}. Cf. 4th {Bore}. (b) A vast, swift wave caused by an earthquake or some extraordinary combination of natural causes. It rises far above high-water mark and is often very destructive upon low-lying coasts. [1913 Webster]


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  • tidal air — n the air that passes in and out of the lungs in an ordinary breath and averages 500 cubic centimeters in a normal adult human male * * * see under volume …   Medical dictionary

  • tidal air — noun : the air that passes in and out of the lungs in an ordinary breath and averages 500 cubic centimeters in human adults * * * tidal air, the air that a person ordinarily inhales and exhales at each breath. Tidal air amounts to about a pint in …   Useful english dictionary

  • Tidal — Tid al, a. Of or pertaining to tides; caused by tides; having tides; periodically rising and falling, or following and ebbing; as, tidal waters. [1913 Webster] The tidal wave of deeper souls Into our inmost being rolls, And lifts us unawares Out… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tidal basin — Tidal Tid al, a. Of or pertaining to tides; caused by tides; having tides; periodically rising and falling, or following and ebbing; as, tidal waters. [1913 Webster] The tidal wave of deeper souls Into our inmost being rolls, And lifts us… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tidal wave — Tidal Tid al, a. Of or pertaining to tides; caused by tides; having tides; periodically rising and falling, or following and ebbing; as, tidal waters. [1913 Webster] The tidal wave of deeper souls Into our inmost being rolls, And lifts us… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tidal volume — n the volume of the tidal air * * * (VT) the amount of gas that is either inhaled or exhaled during one respiratory cycle. See ventilation (def. 2) and see illustration at capacity. Called also tidal air …   Medical dictionary

  • tidal — Relating to or resembling the tides, alternately rising and falling. * * * Team Interactive Decision Analysis [software] * * * tid·al tīd əl adj of, relating to, or constituting tidal air <interference with the normal tidal exchange of the… …   Medical dictionary

  • tidal volume — noun : the volume of the tidal air …   Useful english dictionary

  • Tidal power — Tidal power, sometimes called tidal energy, is a form of hydropower that converts the energy of tides into electricity or other useful forms of power.Although not yet widely used, tidal power has potential for future electricity generation. Tides …   Wikipedia

  • Tidal bore — Aegir redirects here. For the mythological figure, see Ægir. For the moon of Saturn, see Aegir (moon). The tidal bore in Upper Cook Inlet, Alaska A tidal bore (or simply bore in context, or also aegir, eagre, or eygre) is a tidal phenomenon in… …   Wikipedia

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