cyclonic

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Etymology[edit]

cyclone +‎ -ic

Adjective[edit]

cyclonic (comparative more cyclonic, superlative most cyclonic)

  1. Of, pertaining to, or resembling a cyclone.
    • 2013 March 1, Frank Fish, George Lauder, “Not Just Going with the Flow”, American Scientist, volume 101, number 2, page 114: 
      An extreme version of vorticity is a vortex. The vortex is a spinning, cyclonic mass of fluid, which can be observed in the rotation of water going down a drain, as well as in smoke rings, tornados and hurricanes.
  2. (meteorology) Rotating in the same direction as the Earth i.e. anticlockwise in the Northern Hemisphere and clockwise in the Southern Hemisphere.

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