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cyclonic

[sahy-klon-ik] /saɪˈklɒn ɪk/
adjective, Meteorology.
1.
of or relating to a cyclone.
2.
describing a direction of rotation that is counterclockwise in the Northern Hemisphere, clockwise in the Southern Hemisphere.
Also, cyclonical.
Origin of cyclonic
1855-1860
First recorded in 1855-60; cyclone + -ic
Related forms
cyclonically, adverb
precyclonic, adjective
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Word Origin and History for cyclonic
adj.

1860, from cyclone + -ic.

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