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cyclone

Definitions

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  • WordNet 3.6
    • n cyclone a violent rotating windstorm
    • n cyclone (meteorology) rapid inward circulation of air masses about a low pressure center; circling counterclockwise in the northern hemisphere and clockwise in the southern
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Cyclone A tornado. See above, and Tornado.
    • Cyclone (Meteor) A violent storm, often of vast extent, characterized by high winds rotating about a calm center of low atmospheric pressure. This center moves onward, often with a velocity of twenty or thirty miles an hour.
    • Cyclone (Meteor) In general, a condition of the atmosphere characterized by a central area of pressure much lower than that of surrounding areas, and a system of winds blowing inward and around (clockwise in the southern hemisphere and counter-clockwise in the northern); -- called also a low-area storm. It is attended by high temperature, moist air, abundant precipitation, and clouded sky. The term includes the hurricane, typhoon, and tropical storms; it should not be applied to the moderate disturbances attending ordinary areas of low pressure nor to tornadoes, waterspouts, or “twisters,” in which the vertical motion is more important than the horizontal.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n cyclone The term introduced into meteorology by Piddington, in 1840, as a general name for the class of extensive storms at sea that were at that time supposed to be characterized by the revolution of air in circles about a calm center.
    • n cyclone Any atmospheric movement, gentle or rapid, general or local, on land or at sea, in which the wind blows spirally around and in toward a center. In the northern hemisphere the cyclonic motion is usually counter-clockwise, and in the southern hemisphere it is clockwise. Cyclones generally develop into cyclonic storms. See anticyclone.
    • n cyclone Popularly, a tornado (such as occur in the Western States), or any destructive storm. See tornado, waterspout, and whirlwind.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Cyclone sī′klōn a circular or rotatory storm
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Gr. moving in a circle, p. pr. of, fr. ky`klos circle
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Coined from Gr. kyklōn, pr.p. of kykloein, to whirl round—kyklos.

Usage

In literature:

Her words hurtled like flying missiles in a cyclone.
"Quin" by Alice Hegan Rice
Puts me in mind of the time I was caught in a Kansas cyclone.
"The Rover Boys in the Air" by Edward Stratemeyer
To the cyclone cellar!
"The Moving Picture Girls at Rocky Ranch" by Laura Lee Hope
More than three inches of snow covered the debris in the section of the city struck by the cyclone.
"The True Story of Our National Calamity of Flood, Fire and Tornado" by Logan Marshall
Was she a riot in Chicago and a cyclone in St. Louis?
"The Girl on the Boat" by Pelham Grenville Wodehouse
Dobrnja was so frightened that he jerked his horse about and with the swiftness of a cyclone galloped back to the castle.
"Myths and Legends of All Nations" by Various
However, most of them were blown off by a cyclone six weeks ago.
"Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the Twenty-Fifth Annual Meeting" by Northern Nut Growers Association
It certainly looked as though a cyclone had struck Camp Surprise.
"The Banner Boy Scouts on a Tour" by George A. Warren
Suppose we should be caught in a cyclone there, for instance?
"For Treasure Bound" by Harry Collingwood
When the entire amount of food had been made to vanish as though struck by a cyclone, Max expected there would be something doing.
"Afloat on the Flood" by Lawrence J. Leslie
I am in the centre of a cyclone.
"She and I, Volume 2" by John Conroy Hutcheson
Then, indeed, coming from over the top of the plateau above, it whirled down the gorge, roaring through the lad's patent chimney like a cyclone.
"Fritz and Eric" by John Conroy Hutcheson
The storms of which we have been speaking are known as cyclones.
"The Western United States" by Harold Wellman Fairbanks
You understand that I am trying to describe one of those terrible visitations of the west known as a cyclone.
"The Hunters of the Ozark" by Edward S. Ellis
When this cyclone of rage had passed away he was left pensive.
"Tin-Types Taken in the Streets of New York" by Lemuel Ely Quigg
What cyclone was that we ran up against, Elmer?
"Pathfinder" by Alan Douglas
Belle was a stickler in her home for neatness, even though the cyclone might have been supposed to harden her to dust.
"Laramie Holds the Range" by Frank H. Spearman
Dobrnja was so frightened that he jerked his horse about and with the swiftness of a cyclone galloped back to the castle.
"Famous Tales of Fact and Fancy" by Various
Never were the conditions more cyclonic than in 1803.
"William Pitt and the Great War" by John Holland Rose
Cyclones and tornadoes could not have deterred him from making the most elaborate toilet at his command.
"Mr. Opp" by Alice Hegan Rice
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In poetry:

P'r'aps the buildin' that we planned
'Gainst the cyclone couldn't stand;
But, thank God we've got the land,—
Here's hopin'!
"Here's Hopin'" by Frank Lebby Stanton
The shipwrights build the houses high,
Whose green foundations sway
Alive with fish like little flames,
When the wind goes out to slay.
But we abide with painted sails
The cyclone of the day.
"For Four Guilds: I. The Glass-Stainers" by Gilbert Keith Chesterton
Till at last there broke the tempest
Like a cyclone on the sea,
When the lightnings blazed and dazzled
And the thunders were set free--
And riding on that whirlwind came
Majestic, Robert Lee!
"The Lee Memorial Ode" by James Barron Hope
Why doubt for a moment? More shame if I do!
Why question? Why tremble? Are angels more true?
She would come to the lover who calls her his own
Though she trod in the track of a whirling cyclone!
"At The Turn Of The Road" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
But, ere the daylight passed away,
That hamlet fair in ruins lay,
Its hapless people scattered
Like playthings, at the cyclone's will,
And scarce remained one domicile
Its fury had not shattered.
"Mysterious" by Hattie Howard
Then sudden and fierce, no monitory moan,
Smote the mad mischief of the great cyclone.
How far below us all its fury rolled!
How vainly sulphur tries to tarnish gold!
We lived together: all its malice meant
Nothing but freedom of a continent!
"A Birthday" by Aleister Crowley

In news:

5 questions and answers about the Cyclones .
Cyclone Nilam hits Indian coast.
At least eight people were killed and thousands displaced after powerful Cyclone Nilam roared into India's southeastern coast, authorities said Thursday.
Husky Wrestling Earns Titles at Cyclone Open.
SCSU senior wrestler Shamus O'Grady and redshirt freshman Clint Poster earned individual titles at the Cyclone Open in Ames, Iowa this weekend.
It was the type of production the Cyclones needed in their first game without all-conference linebacker Jake Knott, who is out for the rest of the year with a shoulder injury.
With Knott gone, the Cyclones (5-4, 2-4) moved reigning Big 12 defensive player of the year A.J.
Cyclone brings heavy rain, displaces 150,000 in southern India.
Cyclone Hits Southern India, Forcing 150,000 to Seek Shelter.
In other news Thursday, 150,000 people were moved to shelters when a cyclone slammed into the southeastern coast of India.
Cyclone Nilam is packing winds of up to 60 mph.
A freak summer cyclone churned already-weakened Arctic ice to slush, likely accelerating this summer's melt, say NASA scientists.
Getting sucked in to the cyclone of hype surrounding Apple's iPhone 5.
Fibra, Cyclone, Chronicle, and Divine.
KnollTextiles Glass's Fibra, Cyclone, Chronicle, and Divine divider paneling by Skyline Design, 888-278-4660.
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In science:

Many details in the process have since then been refined, such as the detailed physics of the dust sublayer forming at the midplane of the disk (Dubrulle et al., 1995), the trapping of particles in anti-cyclonic vortices (e.g.
Dust coagulation in protoplanetary disks: a rapid depletion of small grains
The historically important idea of Parker (1955) — which was further elaborated by Steenbeck, Krause & R¨adler (1966) — is that the cyclonic turbulence in the convection zone twists the toroidal field to produce the poloidal field.
Dynamo models of grand minima
Specifically, their dynamics are affected by low-pass filtering, a finite gate propagation time τLG (τLG = 280 ± 10 ps for the Altera Cyclone IV FPGA), and a continuous input-output relationship described by a sigmoidal gate activation function.
Ultra-Fast Physical Generation of Random Numbers Using Hybrid Boolean Networks
Fry “Metastable cyclones in Jupiter: Interactions between white ovals and the rise of very dark spots in 1998 and 1999” 1999 Amer.
A New Large-Well 1024x1024 Si:As Detector for the Mid-Infrare
Algorithm in fixing the tropical cyclone eye.
Soft Computing Techniques in combating the complexity of the atmosphere- a review
Thesis, James Cook Univ., Townsville. Unwin, G.L., Applegate, G.B., Stocker, G.C. and Nicholson, D.I. (1988) - Initial effects of cyclone 'Winifred' on forests in north Queensland.
Effects of Selection Logging on Rainforest Productivity
Recall that the positive 0(cid:61559) has the same sign as (cid:61527), and negative (anti(cyclonic or anti-clock wise) value of 0(cid:61559) acquires the clock wise rotation in Northern hemisphere.
Aerodynamic Models for Hurricanes IV. On the hurricane genesis and maturing
Especially important is that radial expansion of emerged hurricane happens only for cyclonically directed initial rotating disturbance, acquired from the horizontally sheared wind.
Aerodynamic Models for Hurricanes IV. On the hurricane genesis and maturing
Anthes, Tropical Cyclones, Their Evolution, Structure and Effects, Am.
Aerodynamic Models for Hurricanes IV. On the hurricane genesis and maturing
Ooyama, Numerical simulations of life cycle of tropical cyclones, J.
Aerodynamic Models for Hurricanes IV. On the hurricane genesis and maturing
Ooyama, Conceptual evolution of the theory and modeling of the tropical cyclone. J.
Aerodynamic Models for Hurricanes IV. On the hurricane genesis and maturing
Our methodology is applied to the analysis of the maximum speed of tropical cyclone winds.
Nonparametric inference of quantile curves for nonstationary time series
It was found that an inhomogeneous upward trend for cyclone wind speeds is pronounced at high quantile values.
Nonparametric inference of quantile curves for nonstationary time series
The global tropical cyclone data is studied in Section 6.
Nonparametric inference of quantile curves for nonstationary time series
Theoretical arguments and modeling studies indicate that tropical cyclone winds should increase with increasing ocean temperature [Elsner, Kossin and Jagger (2008)].
Nonparametric inference of quantile curves for nonstationary time series
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