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anticyclone Syllabification: an·ti·cy·clone
Pronunciation: /ˌan(t)ēˈsīklōn/

Definition of anticyclone in English:


A weather system with high atmospheric pressure at its center, around which air slowly circulates in a clockwise (northern hemisphere) or counterclockwise (southern hemisphere) direction. Anticyclones are associated with calm, fine weather.
Example sentences
  • In summer, the weather associated with anticyclones is usually fine and cloud-free.
  • All sorts of weather systems can have an impact, dependent on the location, such as mid-latitude cyclones, subtropical anticyclones, monsoon systems, and tropical cyclones.
  • In our hemisphere, areas of high barometric pressure, anticyclones, create winds which circulate anticlockwise.


Pronunciation: /ˈˌanˌtīˌsīˈklänik/ /ˈˌan(t)ēˌsīˈklänik/ /ˈˌan(t)əˌsīˈklänik/
Example sentences
  • In the quiet anticyclonic periods, after sunny days, come the damaging night frosts.
  • These temperature layers are referred to as the lapse rate and anticyclonic conditions are associated with ‘stable’ lapse rates.
  • The remote end of the cold front is thus behind the anticyclonic core.
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