cyclostrophic

adjective
cy·​clo·​stroph·​ic

Definition of cyclostrophic

: of cyclic compulsion used of the component of the deflective force of a wind that is due to the curvature of its path

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

History and Etymology for cyclostrophic

cycl- + Late Greek strophikos fit to be turned, turned, from Greek stroph- (stem of strephein to turn) + -ikos -ic

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about cyclostrophic

Statistics for cyclostrophic

Cite this Entry

“Cyclostrophic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cyclostrophic. Accessed 27 Sep. 2020.

Comments on cyclostrophic

What made you want to look up cyclostrophic? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Challenging Vocabulary Quiz Returns!

  • stylized drawing of woman pole vaulting across gap to get trophy
  • Which is a synonym of fuliginous?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Bee Cubed

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!