cyclone: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (sī'klōn), [key]
- a large-scale, atmospheric wind-and-pressure system characterized by low pressure at its center and by circular wind motion, counterclockwise in the Northern Hemisphere, clockwise in the Southern Hemisphere. Cf. anticyclone, extratropical cyclone, tropical cyclone.
- (not in technical use) tornado.
- Also calleda device for removing small or powdered solids from air, water, or other gases or liquids by centrifugal force.
- cyclone (Thesaurus)
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