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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.

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

cyclical

adjective
Happening or appearing at regular intervals:
Translations

cyclical

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

cyclical

[ˈsaɪklɪkəl] adjciclico/a

cy·clic

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