noun \ˈsī-ˌklōn\

: an extremely large, powerful, and destructive storm with very high winds that turn around an area of low pressure

Full Definition of CYCLONE

a :  a storm or system of winds that rotates about a center of low atmospheric pressure, advances at a speed of 20 to 30 miles (about 30 to 50 kilometers) an hour, and often brings heavy rain
b :  tornado
c :  4low 1b
:  any of various centrifugal devices for separating materials (as solid particles from gases)
cy·clon·ic \sī-ˈklä-nik\ adjective
cy·clon·i·cal·ly \-ni-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Origin of CYCLONE

modification of Greek kyklōma wheel, coil, from kykloun to go around, from kyklos circle
First Known Use: 1848

Rhymes with CYCLONE

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trademark \ˈsī-ˌklōn\

Definition of CYCLONE

—used for a chain-link fence


noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Any large system of winds that circulates about a centre of low atmospheric pressure in a counterclockwise direction north of the Equator and in a clockwise direction south of it. Cyclones that occur in the mid- and high latitudes are known as extratropical cyclones; they are frequently preceded by thickening and lowering clouds, followed by precipitation. Cyclones that form in the lower latitudes are known as tropical cyclones; smaller than extratropical cyclones, they tend to be more violent and can cause considerable damage (see tropical cyclone). Wind systems that circulate around a high-pressure centre in directions opposite to that of cyclones are known as anticyclones.


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