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Cyclone

Cy´clone   Pronunciation: s?´kl?n
n.1.(Meteor.) A violent storm, often of vast extent, characterized by high winds rotating about a calm center of low atmospheric pressure. This center moves onward, often with a velocity of twenty or thirty miles an hour.
2.(Meteor.) In general, a condition of the atmosphere characterized by a central area of pressure much lower than that of surrounding areas, and a system of winds blowing inward and around (clockwise in the southern hemisphere and counter-clockwise in the northern); - called also a low-area storm. It is attended by high temperature, moist air, abundant precipitation, and clouded sky. The term includes the hurricane, typhoon, and tropical storms; it should not be applied to the moderate disturbances attending ordinary areas of low pressure nor to tornadoes, waterspouts, or "twisters," in which the vertical motion is more important than the horizontal.
3.A tornado. See above, and Tornado.
Noun1.cyclone - (meteorology) rapid inward circulation of air masses about a low-pressure center; circling counterclockwise in the northern hemisphere and clockwise in the southern
Antonyms:
anticyclone - (meteorology) winds spiraling outward from a high-pressure center; circling clockwise in the northern hemisphere and counter-clockwise in the southern
2.cyclone - a violent rotating windstorm
air mass, anticyclone, baguio, blaze, burst, cold front, cold sector, convulsion, dirty weather, dust devil, eruption, explosion, fit, flare-up, foul weather, front, gale, gust, high, high-pressure area, hurricane, irruption, isobar, isometric, isometric line, isopiestic line, isotherm, isothermal line, line squall, low, low-pressure area, occluded front, outbreak, outburst, paroxysm, polar front, rainspout, rainstorm, rotary storm, rough weather, sand column, sandspout, seizure, snowstorm, spasm, squall, squall line, stationary front, storm, stormy weather, tempest, tempestuous rage, thunderstorm, tornado, twister, typhoon, upheaval, warm front, waterspout, weather map, whirlblast, whirlwind, wind eddy, wind-shift line, windstorm
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