a) of, or pertaining to a cyclone
b) rotating in the same direction as the Earth i.e. anticlockwise in the Northern Hemisphere and clockwise in the Southern Hemisphere

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  • Cyclonic — Cy*clon ic (s? kl?n ?k), a. Pertaining to a cyclone. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cyclonic — 1860, from CYCLONE (Cf. cyclone) + IC (Cf. ic) …   Etymology dictionary

  • cyclonic — adjective 1. of or relating to or characteristic of the atmosphere around a low pressure center cyclonic cloud pattern • Syn: ↑cyclonal, ↑cyclonical • Pertains to noun: ↑cyclone • Derivationally related forms: ↑cyclone …   Useful english dictionary

  • cyclonic — cyclone ► NOUN 1) a system of winds rotating inwards to an area of low barometric pressure; a depression. 2) a tropical storm. DERIVATIVES cyclonic adjective. ORIGIN probably from Greek kukl ma wheel, coil of a snake …   English terms dictionary

  • cyclonic — adjective see cyclone …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • cyclonic — cyclonically, adv. /suy klon ik/, adj. Meteorol. 1. of or pertaining to a cyclone. 2. describing a direction of rotation that is counterclockwise in the Northern Hemisphere, clockwise in the Southern Hemisphere. Also, cyclonical. [1855 60;… …   Universalium

  • cyclonic — Synonyms and related words: aerographic, aerologic, angry, baric, barographic, barometric, circumgyratory, circumvolutory, climatologic, cloudy, dirty, elemental, foul, gulfy, gyral, gyrational, gyratory, gyrostatic, high pressure, isobaric,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • cyclonic — adj. pertaining to or resembling a cyclone (type of storm characterized by high winds rotating around a low pressure area) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • cyclonic — The counterclockwise airflow around a low pressure system in the Northern Hemisphere (clockwise in the Southern Hemisphere) …   Aviation dictionary

  • cyclonic — cy·clon·ic …   English syllables

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