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a circulation of winds around a central region of high atmospheric pressure, clockwise in the Northern Hemisphere, counterclockwise in the Southern Hemisphere.
Compare (def 1), (def 37).
Historical Examples

A rising111 barometer, on the other hand, is usually an indication of the fine weather associated with an anticyclone.
Practical Exercises in Elementary Meteorology Robert DeCourcy Ward

During the year the anticyclone furnishes us with about sixty per cent.
Reading the Weather Thomas Morris Longstreth

And curiously enough, although the anticyclone loads half a ton excess weight upon us we like it.
Reading the Weather Thomas Morris Longstreth

So it is well to be able to recognize an anticyclone when one appears.
Reading the Weather Thomas Morris Longstreth

Then as the cooling influence of the anticyclone approaches the rain recommences.
Reading the Weather Thomas Morris Longstreth

It has knocked the anticyclone on the flank, taken the teeth out of the gale.
Reading the Weather Thomas Morris Longstreth

In winter when the intensity of all the atmospheric activities is greatly increased, the anticyclone develops into the cold wave.
Reading the Weather Thomas Morris Longstreth

Something of the laws of cyclone and anticyclone are known, and rude weather predictions across the Atlantic are roughly possible.
Pioneers of Science Oliver Lodge

But an anticyclone in the springtime is the opening of a door into paradise.
The Silent Isle Arthur Christopher Benson

anticyclone, a phenomenon presenting some features opposite to those of a cyclone.
The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 2 Various

(meteorol) a body of moving air of higher pressure than the surrounding air, in which the pressure decreases away from the centre. Winds circulate around the centre in a clockwise direction in the N hemisphere and anticlockwise in the S hemisphere Also called high

1863, coined by Francis Galton (1822-1911), English polymath, explorer, and meteorologist, from anti- + cyclone. Related: Anticyclonic.
(ān’tē-sī’klōn’, ān’tī-)
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.


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