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an·ti·cy·clone

 (ăn′tē-sī′klōn′, ăn′tī-)
n.
An extensive system of winds spiraling outward from a high-pressure center, circling clockwise in the Northern Hemisphere and counterclockwise in the Southern Hemisphere.

an′ti·cy·clon′ic (-klŏn′ĭk) adj.

anticyclone

(ˌæntɪˈsaɪkləʊn)
n
(Physical Geography) meteorol a body of moving air of higher pressure than the surrounding air, in which the pressure decreases away from the centre. Winds circulate around the centre in a clockwise direction in the N hemisphere and anticlockwise in the S hemisphere. Also called: high
anticyclonic adj

an•ti•cy•clone

(ˌæn tiˈsaɪ kloʊn, ˌæn taɪ-)

n.
a circulation of winds around a central region of high atmospheric pressure that is clockwise in the Northern Hemisphere and counterclockwise in the Southern Hemisphere.
[1875–80]
an`ti•cy•clon′ic (-saɪˈklɒn ɪk) adj.

an·ti·cy·clone

(ăn′tē-sī′klōn′)
A system of winds that spiral outward around a region of high atmospheric pressure, circling clockwise in the Northern Hemisphere and counterclockwise in the Southern Hemisphere. Compare cyclone.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.anticyclone - (meteorology) winds spiraling outward from a high pressure centeranticyclone - (meteorology) winds spiraling outward from a high pressure center; circling clockwise in the northern hemisphere and counterclockwise in the southern
meteorology - the earth science dealing with phenomena of the atmosphere (especially weather)
atmospheric state, atmosphere - the weather or climate at some place; "the atmosphere was thick with fog"
high - an air mass of higher than normal pressure; "the east coast benefits from a Bermuda high"
cyclone - (meteorology) rapid inward circulation of air masses about a low pressure center; circling counterclockwise in the northern hemisphere and clockwise in the southern
Translations

anticyclone

[ˈæntɪˈsaɪkləʊn] Nanticiclón m

anticyclone

[ˌæntiˈsaɪkləʊn] nanticyclone manti-depressant antidepressant [ˌæntidɪˈprɛsənt]
n
(= drug) → antidépresseur m
She died from an overdose of an anti-depressant → Elle est morte d'une overdose d'antidépresseur.
(fig)antidépresseur m
Exercise is a powerful antidepressant → Le sport est un antidépresseur puissant.
adj [drugs, medication, tablets, treatment] → antidépresseur, antidépressif/ive
to be on antidepressant drugs → être sous antidépresseurs

anticyclone

[ˈæntɪˈsaɪkləʊn] nanticiclone m
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According to the Met Office, under normal conditions smoke would rise into the atmosphere and disperse, but an anticyclone was hanging over London which heated and cooled the air in such a way that the smoke from the chimneys didn't rise and dissipate as normal, instead becoming trapped close to the ground.
The speed of the wind caused by a powerful anticyclone reaches 130-140 km per hour on the French coast and 100-110 km per hour on land.
Eventually, the cold dry air of the anticyclone met the warm moist air from the Arabian Sea and Africa," he said.
Changing characteristics of an anticyclone in Jupiter's South South Temperate Current, by Richard Schmude
The core anticyclone provides successive ridges to feed lower level moist air toward the equally persistent low pressure trough across mid-continent.
IN the wake of Sunday's fast-moving anticyclone was a trail of ultra-rare birds - though few came to North Wales (unless they weren't found).
Stamm, qui menait la course vendredi, avait retrograde a la 3e place samedi matin, subissant a son tour les effets d'un anticyclone.
Simon Keeling, of Weather Online, said: "Just as autumn begins the weather settles as a large anticyclone develops and takes up station over the UK.
It is characterised by dry summers and scant precipitation during winter as a result of the almost permanent presence of the South Pacific subtropical anticyclone (Van Husen 1967).
Air masses that influence the climate in southern Brazil are the Mass Tropical Maritime, which originates from the anticyclone of the Atlantic (30[degrees]S) is characterized as hot and humid and operates throughout the year; the Massa Polar Maritime, which originates in subpolar latitudes and is characterized as cold and wet and operates in the state throughout the year but is more active during the winter; the Mass Tropical Continental, which penetrates the west Santa Catarina and is characterized as hot and dry with more intense activity in summer; and the Mass Equatorial Continental, which is hot and wet and permeates from the northwest, especially in the summer.