Meaning of anticyclone


Pronunciation: (an"tē-sī'klōn, an"tī-), [key]
— n. Meteorol.
  1. a circulation of winds around a central region of high atmospheric pressure, clockwise in the Northern Hemisphere, counterclockwise in the Southern Hemisphere. Cf. cyclone (def. 1),(def. 41).
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