CYCLONE (noun) definition and synonyms | Macmillan Dictionary.
Is cyclone a noun or adjective?
noun. /ˈsaɪkləʊn/ /ˈsaɪkləʊn/ a violent tropical storm in which strong winds move in a circle.
What is the adjective of cyclone?
cyclonic. Of, pertaining to, or resembling a cyclone. (meteorology) Rotating in the same direction as the Earth i.e. anticlockwise in the Northern Hemisphere and clockwise in the Southern Hemisphere.
What does cyclone mean?
1a : a storm or system of winds that rotates about a center of low atmospheric pressure, advances at a speed of 20 to 30 miles (about 30 to 50 kilometers) an hour, and often brings heavy rain. b : tornado.
What is cyclone in simple words?
In meteorology, a cyclone refers to any low pressure area with winds spiralling inwards. Cyclones rotate clockwise in the Southern Hemisphere and anti-clockwise in the Northern Hemisphere. … Cyclones are also referred to as hurricanes and typhoons.
What type of noun is cyclone?
A system of winds rotating around a center of low atmospheric pressure. A cyclone rotates counterclockwise in the northern hemisphere and clockwise in the southern hemisphere (opposite to that of an anticyclone).
What are the types of cyclones?
There are two types of cyclones:
- Tropical cyclones; and.
- Extra Tropical cyclones (also called Temperate cyclones or middle latitude cyclones or Frontal cyclones or Wave Cyclones).