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 (sĭk′lĭk, sī′klĭk) or cyc·li·cal (sĭk′lĭ-kəl, sī′klĭ-kəl)
a. Of, relating to, or characterized by cycles: a cyclic pattern of weather changes.
b. Recurring or moving in cycles: cyclical history.
2. Chemistry Of or relating to compounds having atoms arranged in a ring or closed-chain structure.
3. Botany
a. Having parts arranged in a whorl.
b. Forming a whorl.

cy′cli·cal′i·ty (sĭk′lə-kăl′ĭ-tē, sī′klə-) n.
cy′cli·cal·ly adv.


(ˈsaɪklɪk; ˈsɪklɪk) or


1. recurring or revolving in cycles
2. (Chemistry) (of an organic compound) containing a closed saturated or unsaturated ring of atoms. See also heterocyclic, homocyclic
3. (Botany) botany
a. arranged in whorls: cyclic petals.
b. having parts arranged in this way: cyclic flowers.
4. (Music, other) music of or relating to a musical form consisting of several movements sharing thematic material
5. (Mathematics) geometry (of a polygon) having vertices that lie on a circle
6. (Grammar) (in generative grammar) denoting one of a set of transformational rules all of which must apply to a clause before any one of them applies to any clause in which the first clause is embedded
ˈcyclically, ˈcyclicly adv


(ˈsaɪ klɪk, ˈsɪk lɪk)

1. revolving or recurring in cycles; characterized by recurrence in cycles.
2. of, pertaining to, or being a cycle.
3. of or pertaining to a chemical compound containing a closed chain or ring of atoms.
a. pertaining to an algebraic system in which all the elements of a group are powers of one element.
b. (of a set of elements) arranged as if on a circle, so that the first element follows the last.
[1785–95; < Latin < Greek]
cy•clic′i•ty (-ˈklɪs ɪ ti) n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.cyclic - conforming to the Carnot cycle
thermodynamics - the branch of physics concerned with the conversion of different forms of energy
2.cyclic - forming a whorl or having parts arranged in a whorl; "cyclic petals"; "cyclic flowers"
phytology, botany - the branch of biology that studies plants
acyclic - not cyclic; especially having parts arranged in spirals rather than whorls
3.cyclic - of a compound having atoms arranged in a ring structure
chemical science, chemistry - the science of matter; the branch of the natural sciences dealing with the composition of substances and their properties and reactions
open-chain, acyclic - having an open chain structure
4.cyclic - recurring in cycles
noncyclic, noncyclical - not cyclic
5.cyclic - marked by repeated cycles
periodic, periodical - happening or recurring at regular intervals; "the periodic appearance of the seventeen-year locust"


Happening or appearing at regular intervals:
hring-; síendurtekinn


[ˈsaɪklɪk] cyclical [ˈsaɪklɪkəl] ADJcíclico


[ˈsɪklɪk ˈsaɪklɪk] adjcyclique


adjzyklisch; (Elec) → periodisch


[ˈsaɪklɪk] adjciclico/a


(ˈsaikl) noun
1. a number of events happening one after the other in a certain order. the life-cycle of the butterfly.
2. a series of poems, songs etc written about one main event etc. a song cycle.
3. (of alternating current, radio waves etc) one complete series of changes in a regularly varying supply, signal etc.
ˈcyclic adjective
ˈcyclically adverb


, cyclical
a. cíclico-a, que ocurre en períodos o ciclos.

cyclic, cyclical

adj cíclico
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