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Definitions for cyclone
ˈsaɪ kloʊncy·clone

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. cyclonenoun

    (meteorology) rapid inward circulation of air masses about a low pressure center; circling counterclockwise in the northern hemisphere and clockwise in the southern

  2. cyclonenoun

    a violent rotating windstorm

Wiktionary

  1. cyclonenoun

    A system of winds rotating around a center of low atmospheric pressure.

  2. cyclonenoun

    A low pressure system.

  3. cyclonenoun

    (popular) The more or less violent, small-scale circulations such as tornadoes, waterspouts, and dust devils.

  4. cyclonenoun

    A strong wind.

  5. cyclonenoun

    A Southeastern and Indian Ocean weather phenomenon that results in wind speeds of around 150 to 200 km/h.

Wikipedia

  1. Cyclone

    In meteorology, a cyclone () is a large air mass that rotates around a strong center of low atmospheric pressure, counterclockwise in the Northern Hemisphere and clockwise in the Southern Hemisphere as viewed from above (opposite to an anticyclone). Cyclones are characterized by inward-spiraling winds that rotate about a zone of low pressure. The largest low-pressure systems are polar vortices and extratropical cyclones of the largest scale (the synoptic scale). Warm-core cyclones such as tropical cyclones and subtropical cyclones also lie within the synoptic scale. Mesocyclones, tornadoes, and dust devils lie within smaller mesoscale. Upper level cyclones can exist without the presence of a surface low, and can pinch off from the base of the tropical upper tropospheric trough during the summer months in the Northern Hemisphere. Cyclones have also been seen on extraterrestrial planets, such as Mars, Jupiter, and Neptune. Cyclogenesis is the process of cyclone formation and intensification. Extratropical cyclones begin as waves in large regions of enhanced mid-latitude temperature contrasts called baroclinic zones. These zones contract and form weather fronts as the cyclonic circulation closes and intensifies. Later in their life cycle, extratropical cyclones occlude as cold air masses undercut the warmer air and become cold core systems. A cyclone's track is guided over the course of its 2 to 6 day life cycle by the steering flow of the subtropical jet stream. Weather fronts mark the boundary between two masses of air of different temperature, humidity, and densities, and are associated with the most prominent meteorological phenomena. Strong cold fronts typically feature narrow bands of thunderstorms and severe weather, and may on occasion be preceded by squall lines or dry lines. Such fronts form west of the circulation center and generally move from west to east; warm fronts form east of the cyclone center and are usually preceded by stratiform precipitation and fog. Warm fronts move poleward ahead of the cyclone path. Occluded fronts form late in the cyclone life cycle near the center of the cyclone and often wrap around the storm center. Tropical cyclogenesis describes the process of development of tropical cyclones. Tropical cyclones form due to latent heat driven by significant thunderstorm activity, and are warm core. Cyclones can transition between extratropical, subtropical, and tropical phases. Mesocyclones form as warm core cyclones over land, and can lead to tornado formation. Waterspouts can also form from mesocyclones, but more often develop from environments of high instability and low vertical wind shear. In the Atlantic and the northeastern Pacific oceans, a tropical cyclone is generally referred to as a hurricane (from the name of the ancient Central American deity of wind, Huracan), in the Indian and south Pacific oceans it is called a cyclone, and in the northwestern Pacific it is called a typhoon. The growth of instability in the vortices is not universal. For example, the size, intensity, moist-convection, surface evaporation, the value of potential temperature at each potential height can affect the nonlinear evolution of a vortex.

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  1. cyclone

    A cyclone is a large scale air mass that rotates around a strong center of low atmospheric pressure. It is characterized by inward spiraling winds that rotate counterclockwise in the Northern Hemisphere and clockwise in the Southern Hemisphere. Cyclones can bring severe weather conditions such as heavy rain, strong winds, and thunderstorms. They can become destructive and deadly, often developing into hurricanes, typhoons or tornadoes.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Cyclonenoun

    a violent storm, often of vast extent, characterized by high winds rotating about a calm center of low atmospheric pressure. This center moves onward, often with a velocity of twenty or thirty miles an hour

  2. Etymology: [Gr. moving in a circle, p. pr. of , fr. ky`klos circle.]

Wikidata

  1. Cyclone

    In meteorology, a cyclone is an area of closed, circular fluid motion rotating in the same direction as the Earth. This is usually characterized by inward spiraling winds that rotate anti-clockwise in the Northern Hemisphere and clockwise in the Southern Hemisphere of the Earth. Most large-scale cyclonic circulations are centered on areas of low atmospheric pressure. The largest low-pressure systems are cold-core polar cyclones and extratropical cyclones which lie on the synoptic scale. According to NHC glossary, warm-core cyclones such as tropical cyclones and subtropical cyclones also lie within synoptic scale. Mesocyclones, tornadoes and dust devils lie within the smaller mesoscale. Upper level cyclones can exist without the presence of a surface low, and can pinch off from the base of the Tropical Upper Tropospheric Trough during the summer months in the Northern Hemisphere. Cyclones have also been seen on extraterrestrial planets, such as Mars and Neptune. Cyclogenesis describes the process of cyclone formation and intensification. Extratropical cyclones form as waves in large regions of enhanced mid-latitude temperature contrasts called baroclinic zones. These zones contract to form weather fronts as the cyclonic circulation closes and intensifies. Later in their life cycle, cyclones occlude as cold core systems. A cyclone's track is guided over the course of its 2 to 6 day life cycle by the steering flow of the cancer or subtropical jet stream.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Cyclone

    sī′klōn, n. a circular or rotatory storm.—adj. Cyclon′ic. [Coined from Gr. kyklōn, pr.p. of kykloein, to whirl round—kyklos.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. cyclone

    See TYPHOON.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of cyclone in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of cyclone in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of cyclone in a Sentence

  1. Mark Lowcock:

    Cyclone Kenneth marks the first time two cyclones have made landfall in Mozambique during the same season, further stressing the government's limited resources.

  2. Phil Klotzbach:

    This remarkably quiet Atlantic tropical cyclone period is likely to end soon.

  3. Minister Mahmud:

    People have the chance to return to a normal life if they are hit by a cyclone or flood, if people once become displaced due to bank erosion, it is quite impossible to return to normal life.

  4. Todd Smith:

    We are expecting to see rapid intensification over the next 12 to 24 hours, it's really important that people understand this is a very serious cyclone. Not only is it very intense, it's very large, it covers a broad area, so people are going to be impacted by it.

  5. New Zealand Vanuatu president:

    This is a very devastating cyclone in Vanuatu. I term it as a monster, a monster, it's a setback for the government and for the people of Vanuatu. After all the development that has taken place, all this development has been wiped out.

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