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storm center

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noun
  1. the center of a cyclonic storm, the area of lowest pressure and of comparative calm.
  2. a center of disturbance, tumult, or trouble: The housing bubble was the storm center of the economic collapse.

Origin of storm center

First recorded in 1890–95
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Examples from the Web for storm center

Historical Examples

  • "Storm-center nears the American coast," he read in a nasal drawl.

    Astounding Stories, March, 1931

    Various

  • The storm-center is spending its force on the coastal regions to-day.

  • For a time on Monday, September 27th, it was the storm-center of battle.

    Now It Can Be Told

    Philip Gibbs

  • He looked more like a student than like a leader who had stood in the storm-center of political turmoil.

  • Kellyan, safe up the tree, got no fair view to shoot—could only wait till the storm-center cleared a little.


storm center in Science

storm center

  1. The point of lowest barometric pressure within the central area of a storm.
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