Anticyclone
Anticyclone An"ti*cy`clone ([a^]n"t[i^]*s[imac]`kl[=o]n), n. (Meteorol.) A movement of the atmosphere opposite in character, as regards direction of the wind and distribution of barometric pressure, to that of a cyclone. -- {An`ti*cy*clon"ic}, a. -- {An`ti*cy*clon"ic*al*ly}, adv. [1913 Webster]

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  • anticyclone — [ ɑ̃tisiklon ] n. m. • 1874; de 1. anti et cyclone ♦ Zone de hautes pressions atmosphériques (opposé à cyclone). ⇒ maximum (barométrique). L anticyclone des Açores. ⊗ CONTR. Dépression. ● anticyclone nom masculin Masse de hautes pressions… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • anticyclone — (n.) 1863, coined by Francis Galton (1822 1911), English polymath, explorer, and meteorologist, from ANTI (Cf. anti ) + CYCLONE (Cf. cyclone). Related: Anticyclonic …   Etymology dictionary

  • anticyclone — ► NOUN ▪ an area of high atmospheric pressure around which air slowly circulates, usually resulting in calm, fine weather. DERIVATIVES anticyclonic adjective …   English terms dictionary

  • anticyclone — [an΄tī sī′klōn΄; an΄tēsī′klōn΄, an΄tisī′klōn΄] n. Meteorol. a system of rotating winds over a vast area spinning out from a high pressure center (clockwise in the Northern Hemisphere) and generally causing fair weather: commonly called a high… …   English World dictionary

  • Anticyclone — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Anticyclone (homonymie). Un anticyclone est une zone de circulation atmosphérique autour d un centre de haute pression. Leur sens de rotation est lié à la force de Coriolis: ils tournent dans le sens horaire dans …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Anticyclone — In meteorology, an anticyclone (that is, opposite to a cyclone) is a weather phenomenon in which there is a descending movement of the air and a high pressure area over the part of the planet s surface affected by it. Anticyclonic flow spirals in …   Wikipedia

  • anticyclone — UK [ˌæntɪˈsaɪkləʊn] / US [ˌæntaɪˈsaɪˌkloʊn] noun [countable] Word forms anticyclone : singular anticyclone plural anticyclones science an area of high air pressure that produces calm weather with very little wind …   English dictionary

  • anticyclone — Storm Storm, n. [AS. storm; akin to D. storm, G. sturm, Icel. stormr; and perhaps to Gr. ? assault, onset, Skr. s? to flow, to hasten, or perhaps to L. sternere to strew, prostrate (cf. {Stratum}). [root]166.] 1. A violent disturbance of the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • anticyclone — [[t]æ̱ntisa͟ɪkloʊn[/t]] anticyclones N COUNT An anticyclone is an area of high atmospheric pressure which causes settled weather conditions and, in summer, clear skies and high temperatures …   English dictionary

  • anticyclone — anticiklonas statusas T sritis ekologija ir aplinkotyra apibrėžtis Aukšto atmosferos slėgio (aukštesnio už aplinkinį to paties horizontalaus lygio atmosferos slėgį) sritis, kurios centre slėgis yra didžiausias. atitikmenys: angl. anticyclone;… …   Ekologijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

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