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1. Meteorology
a. An atmospheric system characterized by the rapid inward circulation of air masses about a low-pressure center, usually accompanied by stormy, often destructive weather. Cyclones circulate counterclockwise in the Northern Hemisphere and clockwise in the Southern Hemisphere.
b. A violent tropical storm, especially one originating in the southwestern Pacific Ocean or Indian Ocean.
2. A violent rotating windstorm, especially a tornado.
3. Any of various devices using centrifugal force to separate materials.

[From Greek kuklōn, present participle of kukloun, to rotate, from kuklos, circle; see kwel- in Indo-European roots.]

cy·clon′ic (-klŏn′ĭk), cy·clon′i·cal adj.
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Adj.1.cyclonic - of or relating to or characteristic of the atmosphere around a low pressure center; "cyclonic cloud pattern"
meteorology - the earth science dealing with phenomena of the atmosphere (especially weather)
2.cyclonic - of or relating to or characteristic of a violent tropical storm; "cyclonic destruction"


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Let me play at quoits with cyclonic gales, flinging the discs of spinning cloud and whirling air from one end of my dismal kingdom to the other: over the Great Banks or along the edges of pack-ice - this one with true aim right into the bight of the Bay of Biscay, that other upon the fiords of Norway, across the North Sea where the fishermen of many nations look watchfully into my angry eye.
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