seiche definition by Webster's New World
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a natural, standing wave in the water of a lake, bay, etc., caused by changes in atmospheric pressure, seismic disturbances, winds, waves, tides, etc.: it continues after the generating force stops
Origin: ; from Swiss-Fr
seiche definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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A wave that oscillates in lakes, bays, or gulfs from a few minutes to a few hours as a result of seismic or atmospheric disturbances.
Origin: French dialectal, exposed lake bottom, probably from French sèche, feminine of sec, dry; see sec1.
seiche - Science Definition
An oscillating wave in an enclosed body of water. A seiche may have a period from a few minutes to a few hours and is usually a result of seismic or atmospheric disturbances.