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[sahy-kluh-jen-uh-sis, sik-luh-] /ˌsaɪ kləˈdʒɛn ə sɪs, ˌsɪk lə-/
noun, Meteorology
the intensification or development of a cyclone.
Compare cyclolysis.
Origin of cyclogenesis
1935-40; cyclo(ne) + genesis Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for cyclogenesis
  • Cloud patterns in satellite imagery normally show an indication of cyclogenesis before the storm reaches tropical storm intensity.
  • cyclogenesis did not occur with the southward moving trough.
  • cyclogenesis describes the process of cyclone formation and intensification .
  • Tropical cyclogenesis describes the process of development of tropical cyclones.

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