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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.


the property or characteristic of being cyclical
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The Austrian school is gaining increasing prominence in the discipline, and if this trend is to continue (something I sincerely hope for) there is no excuse for MacKenzie (2010) to present an article on wage cyclicality that so conspicuously neglects three decades of research on the subject.
ABSTRACT We document a large increase in the cyclicality of the incomes of high-income households, coinciding with the rise in their share of aggregate income.
Emphasizing the importance of the future wages to be paid in the long-term employment relationships, Kudlyak (2007) estimates the cyclicality of the user cost of labor, which is the difference between the expected present discounted value of wages paid to a worker hired in the current period and the value paid to a worker hired the following period.
Evidence shows that men's employment is more procyclical than women's and that men's overrepresentation in highly volatile industries more than accounts for the gender gap in employment cyclicality (JEL J16, J69)
Describing his firm's strategy with respect to the institutional investor market, Carey said "The goal with all of our funds, whether for institutional or individual investors, is dependable, rising cash flow, protection from real estate cyclicality and increasing investment value through a portfolio of high quality properties diversified across tenant, location and industry.
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The results suggest that Hoover's wage conferences had no discernable impact on the wage policies of attendees, a finding that is consistent with the literature on real wage cyclicality reviewed below.
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While GHCs are exposed to cyclicality on the revenue side, margins of certain companies in the industry have proven remarkably resilient through economic downturns.
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