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Q: Tidal waves, or tsunamis, are caused by plate movements under the ocean and displace huge amounts of water. Explain why the term "tidal wave" is a misnomer and propose a name that would be a better
fit for that type of wave
A: t is a misnomer because tidal wave assumes that it was caused by the tides. Tsunamis are caused by tectonic forces within the earth, not tides. [ Tsunami is a perfectly good name, but if you want another name that is better than "tidal wave" then perhaps tectonic wave would be a better name ]
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