acyclic

adjective
acy·​clic | \ (ˌ)ā-ˈsī-klik How to pronounce acyclic (audio) , -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

Examples of acyclic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Marloes Maathuis, a professor of theoretical and applied statistics at ETH Zurich, looked at how directed acyclic graphs (DAGs) could be used to derive causal relationships in data. Jeremy Kahn, Fortune, 15 Dec. 2020 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 7 June 2018 See More

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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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/acyclic. Accessed 1 Oct. 2022.

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More Definitions for acyclic

acyclic

adjective
acy·​clic | \ (ˈ)ā-ˈsī-klik How to pronounce acyclic (audio) , -ˈsik-lik How to pronounce acyclic (audio) \

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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