cyclicism


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cyclicism

(ˈsɪklɪˌsɪzəm) or

cyclicity

n
the property of being cyclic

cyclicism

the belief that history repeats itself, as suggested in the writings of Arnold Toynbee. Also cyclicity. — cyclic, adj.
See also: History
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