anticyclone[an′tī sī′klōn′; -tē-, -ti-]
anticyclone definition by Webster's New World
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 since it coexists with high barometric pressure
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- anticyclonic adjective
anticyclone definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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An extensive system of winds spiraling outward from a high-pressure center, circling clockwise in the Northern Hemisphere and counterclockwise in the Southern Hemisphere.
- anˌti·cy·clonˈic adjective
anticyclone - Science Definition
A large-scale system of winds that spiral outward around a region of high atmospheric pressure. In the Northern Hemisphere the wind in an anticyclone moves clockwise, and in the Southern Hemisphere it moves counterclockwise. Compare cyclone.