life cycle


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n life cycle a series of stages through which an organism passes between recurrences of a primary stage
    • n life cycle the course of developmental changes in an organism from fertilized zygote to maturity when another zygote can be produced
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  • Dorothy Parker
    “Oh, life is a glorious cycle of song, / A melody of extemporanea; / And love is a thing that can never go wrong; / And I am Marie of Roumania”


In literature:

Such was the life and death of Osiris, but as his career pictured the cycle of nature, it could not of course end here.
"The Builders" by Joseph Fort Newton
Within the cycle of reproduction there are cycles upon cycles in the life of each individual, whether animal or plant.
"Selections from Previous Worksand Remarks on Romanes' Mental Evolution in Animals" by Samuel Butler
All you have to do is find out what its life cycle is.
"The Galaxy Primes" by Edward Elmer Smith
But the free inoculations had begun many years ago, and the life-cycle moved at an accelerated pace here.
"This Crowded Earth" by Robert Bloch
Eileen's home was a new creation; every day, she said frankly, was a new cycle of life.
"Eve to the Rescue" by Ethel Hueston
From seed to seed the life of the tree is a cycle, without beginning and without end.
"The Gate of Appreciation" by Carleton Noyes
It is believed that in some cases the life cycle lasts two years.
"The Pecan and its Culture" by H. Harold Hume
The swarm, whose life cycle Bram had admitted he did not understand, had just moulted!
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science February 1930" by Various
The winter egg may be taken as the beginning of the life cycle of the phylloxera.
"Manual of American Grape-Growing" by U. P. Hedrick
In the alternation of the seasons nature represents symbolically the cycle of human life.
"Weird Tales. Vol. I" by E. T. A. Hoffmann
Maybe it was merely as simple as life cycles.
"Project Daedalus" by Thomas Hoover
True annuals are those plants which complete their entire life-cycle in one season.
"The Practical Garden-Book" by C. E. Hunn
As regards the life-history, the endogenous (schizogonous) cycle is known in many cases.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 12, Slice 7" by Various
In Belgium the cycle has worked a veritable revolution in the national life.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 8" by Various
The mythical legend of the Cycle would appeal more to the French, I think, than the ordinary German life.
"Letters of a Diplomat's Wife" by Mary King Waddington
Our amusements, after all, are the main thing in life, and of these I have found cycling the most satisfactory.
"Ladies in the Field"
Generally the larval is the feeding, the imaginal the breeding, stage of the life-cycle.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 13, Slice 4" by Various
During the course of these successive cycles of organic life, the map of the world has changed many times.
"Omphalos" by Philip Henry Gosse
Their life cycles, and effect upon the host are not well known.
"Life History and Ecology of the Five-lined Skink, Eumeces fasciatus" by Henry S. Fitch
Life cycle, 104; of plants, 103.
"A Civic Biology" by George William Hunter

In poetry:

Oh, life is a glorious cycle of song,
A medley of extemporanea;
And love is a thing that can never go wrong;
And I am Marie of Roumania.
"Comment" by Dorothy Parker
With justice, therefore, comes the pain
That o'er the tortured world extends;
And hopeful is the lessening stain,
As each life-cycle ends.
"Reincarnation" by John Lawson Stoddard
In toil he lived; in peace he died;
When life's full cycle was complete,
Put off his robes of power and pride,
And laid them at his Master's feet.
"Birthday Of Daniel Webster" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
Death grows beside existence, and with time
Is comrade of its changes; cycles roll
Their heavy circles through the human soul,
And pour their dirges into mournful rhyme;
A birth, a life, a death; man is no more!
"Despondency" by Freeman Edwin Miller
This world, these cycles, mortal life
And mortal death are but the scene
Of shifting, surging, struggling strife,
The powers of good and ill between:
Though in that strife, so rough and rude,
We see the conquering march of good.
"The Divine Apocalypse" by John Bowring

In news:

Symbiotic Bacteria Halt Malaria Life Cycle in Mosquitoes.
The life cycle of a library book.
The life cycle of a star begins in nebulae.
BAE provides DOD with life-cycle management, software services.
Summary of a 20-Year Life Cycle Cost Comparison.
Roy High greenhouse teaches life cycle , life lessons.
The Life Cycle of a Banana.
A Song Cycle For A Life Cycle .
The life cycle of a coupon.
Antron® Brand Life Cycle Impact Calculator From INVISTA.
All retail strategies eventually fail, but those which succeed long-term are from companies with management that guides them from one life cycle to another.
Life cycle assessment of vehicle manufacturing.
Showell Kindergarteners Learn About the Life Cycle.
Teen Kara Alongi's tweet fueled by Twitter's rapid life cycle.
Law firms, like the players in any other economic sector, have a life cycle.

In science:

The life cycle of every white dwarf binary in every simulation was followed in detail, focusing on the systems that eventually merge.
MODEST-1: Integrating Stellar Evolution and Stellar Dynamics
To be able to follow the entire life cycle of stellar systems, we need to understand how stars form, and in particular, how stars form in dense aggregates and clusters.
MODEST-1: Integrating Stellar Evolution and Stellar Dynamics
The cool and dense material in the interstellar medium of galaxies plays an essential role in the life cycle of stars: it is the place where new stars are born.
The chemistry of high-mass star formation
Thus, a life cycle of a population consists of two stages: the former is a migration (if it takes place at the given time moment t), and the latter is the reproduction ran according to (1), with the abundances appeared due to migration, at each station, independently.
The simplest model of spatially distributed population with reasonable migration of organisms
If this reminds you of the life cycle of some other pro jects, it cannot be helped.
Astrophysics in 2006
Useful life must be adequately modeled with cycles of operation as the time scale and cycling rate (or frequency) should not affect the cycles-to-failure distribution.
A Review of Accelerated Test Models
The first step corresponds to the characterization of the NoC in terms of The increasing complexity and the short life cycles of time and power consumption.
Test Time Reduction Reusing Multiple Processors in a Network-on-Chip Based Architecture
Although improvements are needed throughout the systems development life cycle, credible improvement programs must include comprehensive testing.
Recommended Practices for Spreadsheet Testing
The existence of a hump for each individual appears to reflect his daily life cycle.
Testing a priority-based queue model with Linux command histories
The first seven years of the political life cycle.
Covariate Balance in Simple, Stratified and Clustered Comparative Studies
Comparing our results to simulations which will continue to grow ever more sophisticated would enable us to understand comprehensively the life-cycle of baryons in the universe.
OVI Absorption in the Milky Way Disk, and Future Prospects for Studying Absorption at the Galaxy-IGM Interface
However, many important aspects of the life cycle of stars are still not understood.
Magnetic Fields in Stellar Astrophysics
Keywords: Non Homogeneous Poisson Process, Optimal Test Policy, Software Life Cycle Length, Testing Time, Module Test Prioritization, Fault Tolerance.
Non Homogeneous Poisson Process Model based Optimal Modular Software Testing using Fault Tolerance
The role of the interstellar medium in the life cycle of baryonic matter has been gradually uncovered in the last century.
The Horsehead nebula, a template source for interstellar physics and chemistry
Molecular clouds themselves play a special role in the life cycle of interstellar matter, as the birth places of the new generation of stars but also as the main sites for interaction of stars with their environment.
The Horsehead nebula, a template source for interstellar physics and chemistry