Definition of sea state in English:

sea state

Syllabification: sea state


  • The degree of turbulence at sea, generally measured on a scale of 0 to 9 according to average wave height.
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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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