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CYCLONE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does cyclone mean? 

CYCLONE (noun)
  The noun CYCLONE has 2 senses:

1. (meteorology) rapid inward circulation of air masses about a low-pressure center; circling counterclockwise in the northern hemisphere and clockwise in the southern
2. a violent rotating windstorm

  Familiarity information: CYCLONE used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


CYCLONE (noun)


Sense 1cyclone [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(meteorology) rapid inward circulation of air masses about a low-pressure center; circling counterclockwise in the northern hemisphere and clockwise in the southern

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Hypernyms ("cyclone" is a kind of...):

atmosphere; atmospheric state (the weather or climate at some place)

Meronyms (parts of "cyclone"):

depression; low; low pressure (an air mass of lower pressure; often brings precipitation)

Domain category:

meteorology (the earth science dealing with phenomena of the atmosphere (especially weather))

Antonym:

anticyclone ((meteorology) winds spiraling outward from a high-pressure center; circling clockwise in the northern hemisphere and counterclockwise in the southern)


Sense 2cyclone [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A violent rotating windstorm

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural phenomena

Hypernyms ("cyclone" is a kind of...):

windstorm (a storm consisting of violent winds)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "cyclone"):

hurricane (a severe tropical cyclone usually with heavy rains and winds moving a 73-136 knots (12 on the Beaufort scale))

tornado; twister (a localized and violently destructive windstorm occurring over land characterized by a funnel-shaped cloud extending toward the ground)

typhoon (a tropical cyclone occurring in the western Pacific or Indian oceans)


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