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Countercurrent

noun
1.
A stretch of turbulent water in a river or the sea caused by one current flowing into or across another current.  Synonyms: crosscurrent, rip, riptide, tide rip.
2.
Actions counter to the main group activity.  Synonym: crosscurrent.






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... October (most common in August and September); southern shipping lanes subject to icebergs from Antarctica; cyclical El Nino phenomenon occurs off the coast of Peru, when the trade winds slacken and the warm Equatorial Countercurrent moves south, killing the plankton that is the primary food source for anchovies; consequently, the anchovies move to better feeding grounds, causing resident marine birds to starve by the thousands because of the loss of their food source; ships subject to superstructure ...
— The 1998 CIA World Factbook • United States. Central Intelligence Agency.



Words linked to "Countercurrent" :   turbulency, turbulence, strife



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