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cyclonic

[ sahy-klon-ik ]
/ saɪˈklɒn ɪk /
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adjective Meteorology.
of or relating to a cyclone: a cyclonic system developing to our west.
describing a direction of rotation that is counterclockwise in the Northern Hemisphere, clockwise in the Southern Hemisphere, and undefined at the equator:In the Weddell Sea, the main circulation is cyclonic.
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Also cy·clon·i·cal [sahy-klon-i-kuhl] /saɪˈklɒn ɪ kəl/ .

Origin of cyclonic

First recorded in 1855–60; cyclon(e) + -ic

OTHER WORDS FROM cyclonic

cy·clon·i·cal·ly, adverbpre·cy·clon·ic, adjective
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