meaning of anticyclone

anticyclone meaning in General Dictionary

A movement of atmosphere opposite in character in regards to course of this wind and circulation of barometric stress compared to that of a cyclone

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  • (meteorology) winds spiraling outward from a high stress center; circling clockwise in northern hemisphere and counterclockwise when you look at the south
  • A movement for the environment opposite in personality, as regards way of this wind and distribution of barometric stress, to this of a cyclone.

anticyclone meaning in Etymology Dictionary

1863, created by Francis Galton (1822-1911), English polymath, explorer, and meteorologist, from anti- + cyclone. Relevant: Anticyclonic.


anticyclone meaning in General Dictionary

(n.) A movement associated with the atmosphere opposite in character, in relation to path for the wind and circulation of barometric force, to this of a cyclone.


Sentence Examples with the word anticyclone

The Atlantic anticyclone is, therefore, at its weakest in winter, and on its polar side the polar eddy becomes a trough of low pressure, extending roughly from Labrador to Iceland and Jan Mayen, and traversed by a constant succession of cyclones.

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