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Typhoon vs. Cyclone

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Typhoonnoun

A weather phenomenon in the northwestern Pacific that is precisely equivalent to a hurricane, which results in wind speeds of 64 knots (118km/h) or above. Equivalent to a cyclone in the Indian Ocean and Indonesia/Australia.

Cyclonenoun

A system of winds rotating around a center of low atmospheric pressure.

Typhoonverb

(intransitive) To swirl like a hurricane.

Cyclonenoun

A low pressure system.

Typhoonnoun

A violent whirlwind; specifically, a violent whirlwind occurring in the Chinese seas.

Cyclonenoun

(informal) The more or less violent, small-scale circulations such as tornadoes, waterspouts, and dust devils.

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Typhoonnoun

a tropical cyclone occurring in the western Pacific or Indian oceans

Cyclonenoun

A strong wind.

Typhoon

A typhoon is a mature tropical cyclone that develops between 180° and 100°E in the Northern Hemisphere. This region is referred to as the Northwestern Pacific Basin, and is the most active tropical cyclone basin on Earth, accounting for almost one-third of the world's annual tropical cyclones.

Cyclonenoun

A South Pacific and Indian Ocean weather phenomenon that results in wind speeds of around 150 to 200 km/h.

Cyclonenoun

A cyclone separator; the cylindrical vortex tube within such a separator

Cyclonenoun

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.

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Cyclonenoun

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.

Cyclonenoun

A tornado. See above, and Tornado.

Cyclonenoun

(meteorology) rapid inward circulation of air masses about a low-pressure center; circling counterclockwise in the northern hemisphere and clockwise in the southern

Cyclonenoun

a violent rotating windstorm

Cyclonenoun

a system of winds rotating inwards to an area of low barometric pressure, with an anticlockwise (northern hemisphere) or clockwise (southern hemisphere) circulation; a depression.

Cyclonenoun

another term for tropical storm

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Cyclone

In meteorology, a cyclone () is a large scale air mass that rotates around a strong center of low atmospheric pressure, counterclockwise in the Northern Hemisphere and clockwise in the Southern Hemisphere as viewed from above (opposite to an anticyclone). Cyclones are characterized by inward-spiraling winds that rotate about a zone of low pressure.

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