cyclical

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj cyclical recurring in cycles
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Cyclical (Chemistry) Having atoms bonded to form a ring structure. Opposite of acyclic.
    • Cyclical Marked by repeated cycles{2}.
    • Cyclical Of or pertaining to a cycle or circle; moving in cycles; as, cyclical time.
    • Cyclical Recurring in cycles{2}; having a pattern that repeats at approximately equal intervals; periodic. Opposite of noncyclic.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • cyclical Pertaining to a cycle; cyclic.
    • cyclical In botany: Rolled up circularly, as many embryos.
    • cyclical Arranged in cycles or whorls; verticillate.
    • cyclical In zoö., recurrent in successive circles; serially circular; spiral; whorled.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adjs Cyclical pertaining to or containing a cycle
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Quotations

  • Robert Collier
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    “All motion is cyclic. It circulates to the limits of its possibilities and then returns to its starting point.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. cycluque, Gr. kykliko`s, fr. ky`klos See Cycle
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. kyklos, a circle.

Usage

In literature:

The story is in the Cyclic writers.
"Hesiod, The Homeric Hymns, and Homerica" by Homer and Hesiod
Thus 6, which is the first perfect or cyclical number, = 1 + 2 + 3.
"The Republic" by Plato
He adopted Hwang-che for the style of his reign in 399, and the cyclical name of that year was Kang-tsze.
"Record of Buddhistic Kingdoms" by Fa-Hsien
And Nature with her quaint irony began working in him one of her strange revolutions, following her cyclic laws into the depths of his heart.
"The Forsyte Saga, Volume I." by John Galsworthy
He became Marshal of the Empire in the cyclic year 2496.
"Myths and Legends of China" by E. T. C. Werner
What is the relation of rhyme to the cyclic movement of the unit group and of the verse?
"Harvard Psychological Studies, Volume 1" by Various
Any of the half-hours here assigned to the constellation-seasons may be taken first, and the rest in seasonal or cyclic order.
"Half-hours with the Telescope" by Richard A. Proctor
The world was on the eve of one of its cyclic changes, and unrest seemed to make the air murky.
"The Half-Hearted" by John Buchan
Life is monotonous and cyclical, and yet it is more than that.
"Thoughts on religion at the front" by Neville Stuart Talbot
A vast preponderance of all the action that takes place around us is cyclical action.
"Selections from Previous Worksand Remarks on Romanes' Mental Evolution in Animals" by Samuel Butler
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In poetry:

He perfumes from my women's gowns
Their tainted makers' shame;
In Glory cyclic Wrong he drowns,
And Treachery in Fame.
"Prosperity" by Bernard O Dowd
From seas whose cyclic ebb and sweep,
Unseen to Life's oblivious hours,
Are ostent of the changeless Pow'rs
That hold dominion of the Deep.
"The Testimony of the Suns" by George Sterling

In news:

In the cyclical time of the Hindu world, history moves drowsily through the ordered, unchanging world of rituals and festivals, and a God who pervades everything and must be propitiated for everything.
Many practicing landmen are lawyers, but employment is cyclical with boom and bust trends in energy exploration.
ART, like nature, is cyclical.
NAR said the time is now in the range of historic norms for a balanced market, well below the cyclical peak reached in 2009.
Consultants who worked for the Reagan-Bush campaigns, however, have solved the cyclical nature of the game by merging it with the influence- peddling business.
The University of Idaho is reviving a group to fight a cyclical bacterial invasion that's attacked the state's potato fields with a ferocity not seen in a decade.
Prospering in cyclical markets and surviving a recession starts with recognizing what will happen when a market softens.
"Things are cyclical and you have to shore up when it becomes more difficult," said Caroline Farrar.
The products contain intelligent microcapsule technology, based on betacyclodextrin, a cyclic molecule that traps and locks away bad odors as they occur and at the same time releases fresh fragrance from the perfumes loaded within it.
Industry profit margins are cyclical too.
Some say fashion is cyclical, others see it as a constant reinvention of taste.
The trend of opening branch campuses overseas is cyclical.
Brett Duke/The Times-Picayune LSU baseball coach Paul Mainieri says of the SEC: 'The reality is the league is so balanced, and it seems somewhat cyclical.
Hyundai coupe joins a crowd Like clothing fashion, automotive style is a cyclical thing.
"We think this slow global trade is cyclical and it will come back," he said.
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In science:

Suppose as before (and again this is not obvious) one can replace element cn,1 by a uniform random cyclic element, so the walk-segment corresponds asymptotically to the walk-segment ending at the first time of reaching 0 after visiting U ∗ |Cn | cyclic vertices, where U ∗ has uniform[0, 1] distribution.
Two recursive decompositions of Brownian bridge
Di ˚Rj k = λxxiy(j zk) + (cyclic), where (cyclic) means cyclic permutations of (x, y , z ), and λxλy λz 6= 0. (This ansatz is general enough to lead to the required result, and simple enough so that the calculations are manageable.
KIDs are non-generic
Sometimes, the set of defining words of a presentation will be assumed symmetrized. A cyclic word is the set of all cyclic shifts of some word.
Diagrams with Selection and Method for Constructing Boundedly Generated and Boundedly Simple Groups
Furthermore, the cyclic order of the restrictions of all blocks to the interval [1, n] must be the inversion of the cyclic order of the restrictions of all blocks to the interval [n + 1, n + m].
Second Order Freeness and Fluctuations of Random Matrices: I. Gaussian and Wishart matrices and Cyclic Fock spaces
Since the fluctuations are given by taking inner products in cyclic Fock space, we can achieve such a diagonalization by taking functions of our operators which yield elementary tensors in cyclic Fock space.
Second Order Freeness and Fluctuations of Random Matrices: I. Gaussian and Wishart matrices and Cyclic Fock spaces
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