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The only difference between a hurricane, a cyclone, and a typhoon is the location where the storm occurs. ... In the Atlantic and Northeast Pacific, the term “hurricane” is used. The same type of disturbance in the Northwest Pacific is called a “typhoon” and “cyclones” occur in the South Pacific and Indian Ocean.


I think in meteorology, a cyclone is any air circulation (counterclockwise in the northern hemisphere) about a low pressure area in the center. This circulation is usually moderate and happens all the time as a normal weather pattern, usually associated with cloudy or rainy weather.

It's only when cyclone motion becomes unusually strong that it becomes a hurricane, typhoon, tornado, or an Indian "cyclone".