Definitions

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  • adj. of, or pertaining to a cyclone
  • adj. rotating in the same direction as the Earth i.e. anticlockwise in the Northern Hemisphere and clockwise in the Southern Hemisphere

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Pertaining to a cyclone.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of or pertaining to or of the nature of a cyclone: as, a cyclonic area; cyclonic action; “the cyclonic motion in sun-spots,”

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. of or relating to or characteristic of a violent tropical storm
  • adj. of or relating to or characteristic of the atmosphere around a low pressure center

Etymologies

cyclone +‎ -ic (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The difference between the two culminated in a disturbance which might aptly be called cyclonic, for Sempland on nearly the first occasion that he had been permitted to leave the hospital had repaired to Fanny

    A Little Traitor to the South A War Time Comedy With a Tragic Interlude

  • Modern science shows that all storms are cyclonic, that is, are circular eddies of wind of greater or less diameter.

    Due West or Round the World in Ten Months

  • Mr. Payton had felt inclined to read his "cyclonic" young daughter a lecture, but the sight of her bright young face completely disarmed him, and he could only breathe a prayer of thankfulness that she was safe.

    Lucile Triumphant

  • And to watch the Fox News cut of this exchange, you'd think O'Reilly scored a minor point by mocking Stewart's repeated use of the word "cyclonic"

    Gawker

  • All are linked to a cyclonic “pre-filter” mounted on a 5-gallon bucket.

    Technical FAQ with Lennard Zinn: Is carbon fiber dust safe? Premature bearing wear

  • Lower oil and gas output was caused by cyclonic activity in Western Australia, the sale of a stake in the Otway gas asset, planned outages at oil operations and natural field decline.

    Woodside Says Tough to Recover LNG Project Delay

  • Halfway through, the wind hauled to the north'ard of northwest, the glass dropped to 28.88, and he turned and ran before a gale of cyclonic fury, missing, by a hair's-breadth, piling up the Mary Rogers on the black-toothed rocks.

    MAKE WESTING

  • 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.

    THE SEED OF McCOY

  • What Fox News is great at is - it's almost like if you watch a weather map of how a hurricane starts and how it has to - and it builds and the whole, and there are cyclonic, you know, the guys in the morning go, you know, what happens is that night Hannity will be like, is Barack Obama a socialist who is indoctrinating your children?

    More From Jon Stewart's 'Fresh Air' Interview

  • Our coldest winter spells are typically cyclonic and the government is now to insist that power companies build standby power stations to cover for their unreliable turbines.

    Gas supplies at five-year low for early January

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