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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.
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the property or characteristic of being cyclical
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