Definition of sea state in English:

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sea state


The degree of turbulence at sea, generally measured on a scale of 0 to 9 according to average wave height: it is blowing force six with a sea state to match [mass noun]: sea state has a considerable effect on how far a boat can be allowed to heel in weather conditions in excess of sea state 8
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  • We've simulated the generation of a very big wave in a realistic sea state by adding up individual frequency components.
  • The ships encountered 30-knot winds and a sea state of three to four.
  • The weather was perfect, with no wind, a sea state of 1 and less than ten per cent ice in the area.
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