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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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The freaks of cyclonic storms are the rule of cyclonic storms, demolish giant trees, and in the same gust they transport frail infants for miles and deposit them unharmed in their wake.
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.
Contrast this with the nine hundred by ninety-five of any crack liner, and you will realize the power that must drive a hull through all weathers at more than the emergency speed of the Cyclonic!
But Captain Davenport refused to be comforted, and by the light of a lantern read up the chapter in his Epitome that related to the strategy of shipmasters in cyclonic storms.
Meanwhile Bihar, still grappling with the large scale devastation and loss of lives in cyclonic storm followed by a quake, was hit by a thunder squall which claimed six lives on Tuesday.
QUETTA, June 08, 2010 (Frontier Star): Chief Minister Balochistan Aslam Raisani has declared emergency in the areas of Gawadar, Pasni and Jiwani after oceanic calamity and cyclonic rain in these areas.
The company is broadening its offerings through augmentation and expansion of existing products by type, which includes steam, cordless and cyclonic. The strategy involves leveraging these "vac families" as "distinctly separate categories," said Bruce Gold, executive vice president of sales and marketing.
Summary: Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], June 14 (ANI): The monsoon in Maharashtra will be delayed as a result of the very severe cyclonic storm Vayu that skirted Gujarat coast on Thursday, said Bishwombhar, the IMD said on Friday.
Our Correspondent Visakhapatnam: Andhra Pradesh coast faces another cyclone threat as the depression over central Bay of Bengal is likely to intensify into a cyclonic storm during the next 24 hours, said the India Meteorological department, issuing another alert on Thursday.
Buyers and retail executives also believe cyclonic action vacuums as well as machines with better filtration are also good bets for the latter half of 1998.
Summary: Jafarabad (Gujarat) [India], Jun 13 (ANI): As a severe cyclonic storm "VAYU" raged towards Shiyalbet Island in Gujarat, a team of NDRF personnel rescued a pregnant lady in need of a pre-term delivery from the island and safely handed her over to a hospital.