anticyclonic

[ an-tee-sahy-klon-ik, an-tahy- ]

adjectiveMeteorology.
  1. of or relating to an anticyclone: Also visible is another anticyclonic storm, racing eastward.

  2. noting a direction of rotation that is clockwise in the Northern Hemisphere, counterclockwise in the Southern Hemisphere, and undefined at the equator: the variability of anticyclonic current patterns in the Gulf of Mexico.

Origin of anticyclonic

1
First recorded in 1870–75; anticyclon(e) + -ic

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