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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.
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Also cy·clon·i·cal.

Origin of cyclonic

First recorded in 1855–60; cyclone + -ic
Related formscy·clon·i·cal·ly, adverbpre·cy·clon·ic, adjective
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Related Words for cyclonic

short, tornado, hurricane, rash, lightning, rapid, quick, swift, hasty, headlong, impetuous, impulsive, speedy, cyclonic

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Word Origin and History for cyclonic


1860, from cyclone + -ic.

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