• WordNet 3.6
    • adj cyclic recurring in cycles
    • adj cyclic of a compound having atoms arranged in a ring structure
    • adj cyclic forming a whorl or having parts arranged in a whorl "cyclic petals","cyclic flowers"
    • adj cyclic marked by repeated cycles
    • adj cyclic conforming to the Carnot cycle
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Cyclic (Chemistry) Having atoms bonded to form a ring structure. Opposite of acyclic.
    • Cyclic Marked by repeated cycles{2}.
    • Cyclic Of or pertaining to a cycle or circle; moving in cycles; as, cyclical time.
    • Cyclic 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
    • cyclic Pertaining to or moving in a cycle or circle; specifically, governed by a regular law of variation, according to which the final and initial terms of the series of changes or states are identical.
    • cyclic Connected with a literary cycle: specifically applied to certain ancient Greek poets (sometimes inclusive of Homer) who wrote on the Trojan war and the adventures of the heroes connected with it. See cycle, 5.
    • cyclic In ancient metrics, delivered more rapidly than usual, so as to occupy only three times or moræ instead of four: used to note certain dactyls and anapests. Thus, a cyclic dactyl is equivalent in time to a trochee, and a cyclic anapest to an iambus.
    • n cyclic A cyclic poem.
    • cyclic In chem., containing a cycle or ring.
    • cyclic In botany, arranged in whorls: said of the stamens, petals, etc., in a flower; also, having the parts so arranged: said of the flower; cyclical. In composition used in this sense and also with reference to the annnal course or cycle of plant-life. See monocyclic, 1 and *3, bicyclic, pentacylic, *dicyclic, and *pleiocyclic.
    • cyclic In geometry, having its vertices all on the same circle: thus, if a quadrilateral has its vortices concyclic it is cyclic.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adjs Cyclic pertaining to or containing a cycle
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  • Robert Collier
    “All motion is cyclic. It circulates to the limits of its possibilities and then returns to its starting point.”


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.


In literature:

Human history, like all great movements, was cyclical, and returned to the point of beginning.
"Looking Backward" by Edward Bellamy
There are three forms of need: cyclical, induced, and battleprep.
"Concordance" by Ann Wilson
There is clearly some cyclic factor in the situation which we do not yet understand.
"The Economic Aspect of Geology" by C. K. Leith
Rotate is a non-arithmetic cyclic shift.
"Preliminary Specifications: Programmed Data Processor Model Three (PDP-3)" by Digital Equipment Corporation
All her evolutionary expressions are cyclic.
"Elementary Theosophy" by L. W. Rogers
They are the episodes of that cyclic poem written by Time upon the memories of men.
"English Critical Essays" by Various
This tendency to shake off the shackles of cyclicism is early apparent.
"A Short History of French Literature" by George Saintsbury
What is a multi-cyclic generator set?
"Cyclopedia of Telephony and Telegraphy, Vol. 2" by Kempster Miller
I myself prefer to think that this one life is itself cyclical, ever renewing.
"The Moghul" by Thomas Hoover
This is why his creative artistry demands an all-embracing outlook, a cyclic method of presentation.
"Romain Rolland" by Stefan Zweig

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:

The choreography brings these cyclical and recurrent elements to life with repeated motifs: uncurling spines, flicks of the feet, even a secret gestural language.
Graph of annual drum counts since 1949 showing cyclical nature of grouse population.
Did you ever notice how life in general is cyclic.
Is it sustainable or 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.
In simple definition, there are three types of unemployment: frictional, structural and cyclical.
"The UK car insurance market is cyclical and we are in the softer part of the cycle, with premium rates coming down," said Henry Engelhardt, Admiral 's CEO.
Typically, this sector is seen as more defensive rather than cyclical.
To a certain extent, employment in education is cyclical.
This Cyclical Stock Disappoints With its Outlook.
Industry group FoodDrinkEurope released a report on the EU food and beverage industry which found that the industry, though robust and non-cyclical, is not competitive compared to many emerging and mature markets.
The Wood-Rains County USDA Farm Service Agency announced today that FSA will issue Conservation Reserve Program and Direct and Counter-cyclical Program payments during the first few weeks of October.
Iowa Farm Service Agency State Executive Director John R Whitaker announced that preparations are being made to issue Conservation Reserve Program and Direct and Counter Cyclical Program payments.
A brief guide to Brooklyn's cyclical ecomony.
Punk rock is a cyclical beast.

In science:

This second invariant for a nilpotent-by-cyclic group G will perhaps be the absolute Jordan form of the matrix which is given by the action of the generator of the cyclic quotient of G on the nilpotent kernel of G.
Problems on the geometry of finitely generated solvable groups
In each (~v ; τ ) ∈ G ≀ Sn , the transposition τ ∈ Sn is the product of n − 2 cyclic factors of length one and one cyclic factor of length two.
Random walks on wreath products of groups
Thus gℓ(~v ; τ ) = 0 for each of the n − 2 cyclic factors of length one, but gℓ (~v ; τ ) can be an arbitrary element of G for the one cyclic factor of length two.
Random walks on wreath products of groups
Thus, δb is 0 on cyclic and periodic cyclic cohomology.
Equivariant Cyclic Cohomology of H-Algebras
Cyclic graph is a graph with given cyclic order of edge-ends in each vertex.
Gibbs and Quantum Discrete Spaces