acyclic

adjective
acy·​clic | \(ˌ)ā-ˈsī-klik, -ˈsi-\

Definition of acyclic 

: not cyclic: such as

a : not disposed in whorls or cycles

b : having an open-chain structure : aliphatic an acyclic compound

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Blue held her paddle high and bid $17,000 on an acyclic painting of Sidney Poitier during the event’s live auction, emceed by Star Jones, according to Vanity Fair. Jeff Nelson, PEOPLE.com, "A Detailed Timeline of Beyoncé and JAY-Z's Relationship," 7 June 2018 Blue held her paddle high and bid $17,000 on an acyclic painting of Sidney Poitier during the event’s live auction, emceed by Star Jones, according to Vanity Fair. Jeff Nelson, PEOPLE.com, "A Detailed Timeline of Beyoncé and JAY-Z's Relationship," 7 June 2018 Blue held her paddle high and bid $17,000 on an acyclic painting of Sidney Poitier during the event’s live auction, emceed by Star Jones, according to Vanity Fair. Jeff Nelson, PEOPLE.com, "A Detailed Timeline of Beyoncé and JAY-Z's Relationship," 7 June 2018 Blue held her paddle high and bid $17,000 on an acyclic painting of Sidney Poitier during the event’s live auction, emceed by Star Jones, according to Vanity Fair. Jeff Nelson, PEOPLE.com, "A Detailed Timeline of Beyoncé and JAY-Z's Relationship," 7 June 2018 Blue held her paddle high and bid $17,000 on an acyclic painting of Sidney Poitier during the event’s live auction, emceed by Star Jones, according to Vanity Fair. Jeff Nelson, PEOPLE.com, "A Detailed Timeline of Beyoncé and JAY-Z's Relationship," 7 June 2018 Blue held her paddle high and bid $17,000 on an acyclic painting of Sidney Poitier during the event’s live auction, emceed by Star Jones, according to Vanity Fair. Jeff Nelson, PEOPLE.com, "A Detailed Timeline of Beyoncé and JAY-Z's Relationship," 7 June 2018 Blue held her paddle high and bid $17,000 on an acyclic painting of Sidney Poitier during the event’s live auction, emceed by Star Jones, according to Vanity Fair. Jeff Nelson, PEOPLE.com, "A Detailed Timeline of Beyoncé and JAY-Z's Relationship," 7 June 2018 Blue held her paddle high and bid $17,000 on an acyclic painting of Sidney Poitier during the event’s live auction, emceed by Star Jones, according to Vanity Fair. Jeff Nelson, PEOPLE.com, "A Detailed Timeline of Beyoncé and JAY-Z's Relationship," 7 June 2018

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First Known Use of acyclic

1853, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for acyclic

a- entry 2 + cyclic entry 1

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acyclic

adjective
acy·​clic | \(ˈ)ā-ˈsī-klik, -ˈsik-lik \

Medical Definition of acyclic 

1 : not occurring in periods or cycles acyclic gonadotropin secretion

2 : having an open-chain structure especially : aliphatic an acyclic compound

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