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cyclone vs. anticyclone
[ sahy-klohn ]
- a large-scale, atmospheric wind-and-pressure system characterized by low pressure at its center and by circular wind motion, counterclockwise in the Northern Hemisphere, clockwise in the Southern Hemisphere.
- (not in technical use) tornado (def. 1).
- a device for removing small or powdered solids from air, water, or other gases or liquids by centrifugal force.
[ an-tee-sahy-klohn, an-tahy- ]
- a circulation of winds around a central region of high atmospheric pressure, clockwise in the Northern Hemisphere, counterclockwise in the Southern Hemisphere.