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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.


(ˈsaɪ klɪ kəl, ˈsɪk lɪ-)

1. cyclic.
2. (of earnings, value, etc.) fluctuating widely according to changes in the economy or the seasons.
3. Usu., cyclicals. stocks of companies with cyclical earnings.
cy′cli•cal•ly, adv.
cy`cli•cal′i•ty, n.
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Adj.1.cyclical - recurring in cycles


Happening or appearing at regular intervals:


[ˈsɪklɪkəl ˈsaɪklɪkəl] adj (= cyclic) [fluctuation, downturn, recovery] → cyclique; [pattern, change] → cyclique cyclical stockscyclical stocks nplvaleurs fpl cycliques


[ˈsaɪklɪkəl] adjciclico/a


, cyclical
a. cíclico-a, que ocurre en períodos o ciclos.
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All the stuff that's cast a pall over the industrial cyclicals is starting to turn around.
We are also looking at consumer cyclicals, which we think will be more beneficial if the gneral public begins to feel that the end of the recession is near.
For more information, a special report titled 'Latin America Cyclicals - Weakening Credit Trends through the Cycle' is available on the Fitch Ratings web site at www.
CHICAGO -- Richard Moroney says that recent volatility has created opportunities in select cyclicals.
CHICAGO -- Richard Rhodes, editor of The Rhodes Report newsletter, says watching the cyclicals trade will be as important as watching technology.
While it makes sense to have some cyclical exposure in a portfolio, subscribers should not be too eager to take advantage of the minor pullbacks seen in many richly valued cyclicals.