Definition of Anticyclone

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

Category relationships: Meteorology
Generic synonyms: Atmosphere, Atmospheric State
Terms within: High
Derivative terms: Anticyclonic
Antonyms: Cyclone



Definition of Anticyclone

1. n. A movement of the atmosphere opposite in character, as regards direction of the wind and distribution of barometric pressure, to that of a cyclone.

Definition of Anticyclone

1. Noun. (meteorology) a system of winds that spiral out from a centre of high pressure ¹

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Definition of Anticyclone

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Medical Definition of Anticyclone

1. A movement of the atmosphere opposite in character, as regards direction of the wind and distribution of barometric pressure, to that of a cyclone. Anticyclon"ic, Anticyclon"ically. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Anticyclone

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Literary usage of Anticyclone

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society Held at Philadelphia for by American Philosophical Society (1921)
"Therefore one would be inclined to agree with the generally accepted idea that there is an intense anticyclone concentric with the Pole and covering the ..."

2. Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society by Royal Meteorological Society (Great Britain) (1899)
"It is supposed that when a cyclone borders on an anticyclone the surplus air from the anticyclone pours down into the cyclone, and yet that the circulation ..."

3. Weather: A Popular Exposition of the Nature of Weather Changes from Day to Day by Ralph Abercromby (1887)
"The inference which is drawn from this is that, as we ascend, the gradients between a cyclone and its adjacent anticyclone must ..."

4. Characteristics of Existing Glaciers by William Herbert Hobbs (1911)
"A South Polar anticyclone was as , early as 1893 declared to exist by Sir John Murray in a paper ^ read before the Royal Geographical Society and printed in ..."

5. The Realm of Nature: An Outline of Physiography by Hugh Robert Mill (1892)
"An anticyclone is a portion of the atmosphere in which the pressure is ... The wind in an anticyclone blows spirally outward, as is illustrated in the ..."

6. Aids to the Study and Forecast of Weather by William Clement Ley (1880)
"anticyclone. In the illustrations above given the interior isobars form tolerably symmetrical figures. They are, however, commonly less regular than in ..."

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