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A tsunami also known as a seismic sea wave, is a series of waves in a water body caused by ... Tsunami waves do not resemble normal undersea currents or sea waves, because their wavelength is far lo...

What does "tsunami" mean?

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Tsunami is a Japanese word with the English translation, "harbor wave." Represented by two characters, the top character, "tsu," means harbor, while the bottom ...

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Jan 31, 2015 ... Tsunami The term tsunami, meaning "harbor wave" in literal ... community, because tsunami actually have nothing to do with tides, which are ...

What does "tsunami" mean? | Disaster Management Information ...

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Tsunami is a Japanese word with the English translation, "harbor wave." Represented by two characters, the top character, "tsu," means harbor, while the bottom ...

Tsunami - definition of tsunami by The Free Dictionary

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A very large ocean wave caused by an underwater earthquake or volcanic eruption. [Japanese : tsu, harbor + nami, wave (so called because tsunamis generally ...

tsunami - Dictionary Definition : Vocabulary.com

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Japan has had the misfortune of experiencing many tsunamis. They're caused by earthquakes or volcanic eruptions under the sea. In Japanese, tsu means ...

Language Log » Tsunami

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Mar 11, 2011 ... The current disaster in Japan raises the question of the origin of the ... It is from Japanese 津波, where 波 [nami] is "wave" and 津 [tsu] here means "harbor" ... rather than [tsunami] since English does not allow syllable-initial [ts].

Tsunami | Define Tsunami at Dictionary.com

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Tsunami definition, an unusually large sea wave produced by a seaquake or undersea ... 1905-10; < Japanese, equivalent to tsu harbor (earlier tu) + nami wave.

Tsunami dictionary definition | tsunami defined - YourDictionary

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tsunami definition: The definition of a tsunami is a large sea wave caused by an ... Japanese : tsu, harbor + nami, wave (so called because tsunamis generally ...

Tsunami « Pain in the English

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Why do English speakers use the Japanese word “Tsunami”, when there is a ... I read in a few places online that it means in japanese - tsu (harbor) nami (wave).

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What is a Tsunami? - International Tsunami Information Center

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What to Do? ... The phenomenon we call tsunami is a series of large waves of extremely long wavelength and period usually generated ... Thus, the Japanese word "tsunami", meaning "harbor wave" is the correct, official and all-inclusive term.

History Of Tsunami, The Word And The Wave, Runs Long In Japan ...

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Mar 18, 2011 ... "Tsunami" is originally a Japanese word, but today it's common in English. ... is inaccurate — waves from underwater earthquakes have nothing to do with tides. ... "There's a term for it called mono no aware, which means 'the ...

Tsunami is a Japanese word from a double root: tsu, meaning port ...

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generated, a tsunami may have a wave height of only two or three metres, decreasing ... earthquake of I960 killed 62 people in Japan, and did large damage. 23 ...