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tropical cyclone vs. tropical storm

[ trop-i-kuhl sahy-klohn ]
/ ˈtrɒp ɪ kəl ˈsaɪ kloʊn /

noun
  1. a warm-core cyclone that originates over a tropical ocean area, generally beginning as a tropical depression and having the potential to intensify and develop into a hurricane or typhoon, classifications that depend on where the storm is occurring.

noun
  1. a tropical cyclone of less than hurricane force.

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