anticyclone NOUN an area of high atmospheric pressure around which air slowly circulates, usually resulting in calm, fine weather.
DERIVATIVES anticyclonic adjective.

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  • anticyclonic — adj. 1. of or pertaining to an anticyclone; moving in the opposite direction of a cyclone. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Anticyclonic — Anticyclone An ti*cy clone ([a^]n t[i^]*s[imac] kl[=o]n), n. (Meteorol.) A movement of the atmosphere opposite in character, as regards direction of the wind and distribution of barometric pressure, to that of a cyclone. {An ti*cy*clon ic}, a.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • anticyclonic — adjective see anticyclone …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • anticyclonic — See anticyclone. * * * …   Universalium

  • anticyclonic — adjective of, relating to, or consisting of an anticyclone …   Wiktionary

  • anticyclonic — adj. (Meteorology) pertaining to an anticyclone (winds rotating around an area of high atmospheric pressure) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • anticyclonic — an·ti·cy·clon·ic …   English syllables

  • anticyclonic — adjective of or relating to or characteristic of the atmosphere around a high pressure center • Pertains to noun: ↑anticyclone • Derivationally related forms: ↑anticyclone • Topics: ↑meteorology …   Useful english dictionary

  • Anticyclonic rotation — or circulation is movement in the direction opposite to the Earth s rotation.* Compare: cyclonic rotation External links* [ rotation1 Anticyclonic Rotation] AMS Glossary of… …   Wikipedia

  • Anticyclonic tornado — An anticyclonic tornado is a tornado which rotates in a clockwise direction in the Northern Hemisphere and a counterclockwise direction in the Southern Hemisphere. It is simply a naming convention denoting the anomaly from normal rotation which… …   Wikipedia

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