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anticyclone

an·ti·cy·clone

anticyclone

 
pronunciation:
aen ti saI klon
part of speech: noun
definition: a large system of winds that rotates around a center of high barometric pressure, moving clockwise in the Northern Hemisphere and counterclockwise in the Southern, and usu. producing cool, dry weather. (Cf. cyclone.)
derivation: anticyclonic (adj.)