anticyclone [an-tee- sahy-klohn, an-tahy-] EXAMPLES | WORD ORIGIN noun . Meteorology a circulation of winds around a central region of high atmospheric pressure, clockwise in the Northern Hemisphere, counterclockwise in the Southern Hemisphere. Compare cyclone, (def 1) high. (def 37) Origin of anticyclone
First recorded in
cyclone Related forms an·ti·cy·clon·ic , [an-tee-sahy- klon-ik, an-tahy-] /ˌæn ti saɪˈklɒn ɪk, ˌæn taɪ-/ adjective
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Examples from the Web for anticyclone Historical Examples of anticyclone
During the year the
anticyclone furnishes us with about sixty per cent.
anticyclone is an agent of dryness, hence their short duration.
So it is well to be able to recognize an
anticyclone when one appears.
It has knocked the
anticyclone on the flank, taken the teeth out of the gale.
anticyclone in the springtime is the opening of a door into paradise. British Dictionary definitions for anticyclone noun meteorol a body of moving air of higher pressure than the surrounding air, in which the pressure decreases away from the centre. Winds circulate around the centre in a clockwise direction in the N hemisphere and anticlockwise in the S hemisphere Also called: high Derived Forms anticyclonic ( ˌæntɪsaɪˈklɒnɪk), adjective
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Word Origin and History for anticyclone n.
1863, coined by Francis Galton (1822-1911), English polymath, explorer, and meteorologist, from
anti- + cyclone. Related: Anticyclonic.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
A large-scale system of winds that spiral outward around a region of high atmospheric pressure. In the Northern Hemisphere the wind in an anticyclone moves clockwise, and in the Southern Hemisphere it moves counterclockwise. Compare cyclone.
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