[nuh-rit-ik] /nəˈrɪt ɪk/
of or relating to the region of water lying directly above the sublittoral zone of the sea bottom.
of or formed in the region of shallow seas near a coastline
1891, from German neritisch (Haeckel, 1890), perhaps from Nerita, a genus of molluscs.
Relating to the ocean waters over the sublittoral region of the ocean floor, ranging in depth between the low tide mark to about 200 m (656 ft). See more at epipelagic zone.
- Neritic zone
noun the shallow waters of the ocean from the littoral zone to the edge of the continental shelf; also, the shallow waters of a lake that border the land
National Exposure Research Laboratory
[nairnst, nurnst; German nernst] /nɛərnst, nɜrnst; German nɛrnst/ noun 1. Walther Herman [vahl-tuh r her-mahn] /ˈvɑl tər ˈhɛr mɑn/ (Show IPA), 1864–1941, German physicist and chemist: Nobel Prize in chemistry 1920. /German nɛrnst/ noun 1. Walther Hermann (ˈvaltər ˈhɛrman). 1864–1941, German physical chemist who formulated the third law of thermodynamics: Nobel prize for chemistry 1920
- Nernst heat theorem
/nɛənst/ noun 1. the principle that reactions in crystalline solids involve changes in entropy that tend to zero as the temperature approaches absolute zero See law of thermodynamics (sense 1)