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cyc·lic

 (sĭk′lĭk, sī′klĭk) or cyc·li·cal (sĭk′lĭ-kəl, sī′klĭ-kəl)
adj.
1.
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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cy•cli•cal

(ˈsaɪ klɪ kəl, ˈsɪk lɪ-)

adj.
1. cyclic.
2. (of earnings, value, etc.) fluctuating widely according to changes in the economy or the seasons.
n.
3. Usu., cyclicals. stocks of companies with cyclical earnings.
[1810–20]
cy′cli•cal•ly, adv.
cy`cli•cal′i•ty, n.
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Adj.1.cyclical - recurring in cycles
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cyclical

adjective
Happening or appearing at regular intervals:
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Translations

cyclical

[ˈsɪklɪkəl ˈsaɪklɪkəl] adj (= cyclic) [fluctuation, downturn, recovery] → cyclique; [pattern, change] → cyclique cyclical stockscyclical stocks nplvaleurs fpl cycliques
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

cyclical

[ˈsaɪklɪkəl] adjciclico/a
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

cy·clic

, cyclical
a. cíclico-a, que ocurre en períodos o ciclos.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
References in periodicals archive ?
One day does not make or break a trend, but it's possible that cyclical sectors are poised to bounce back and that could spell opportunity with the Direxion MSCI USA Cyclicals Over Defensives ETF (NYSE:RWCD), an exchange-traded fund designed to take advantage of cyclicals' strength over stodgy defensive sectors.
With regard to sectors, cyclicals and politically sensitive stocks, primarily financials, should benefit in first place.
A growing list of macro concerns - Middle East and North Africa (MENA) unrest and oil prices, the Japanese earthquake, uncertainties about the US debt ceiling and, most recently, a run of softer US economic data has hit risk appetite and boosted the performance of defensive sectors at the expense of cyclicals.
DKB points out that the cyclicals' performance will ease off in the second half but the level of valuations will still be radically different to where it was at the beginning of the year when cyclicals were totally out of fashion.