cyclic

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adjective cy·clic \ˈsī-klik also ˈsi-\

Definition of cyclic

  1. 1 a :  of, relating to, or being a cycle b :  moving in cycles <cyclic time> c :  of, relating to, or being a chemical compound containing a ring of atoms

  2. 2 cyclic :  being a mathematical group that has an element such that every element of the group can be expressed as one of its powers

cyclically

play \-k(ə-)lē\ less commonly

cyclicly

play \ˈsī-kli-klē, ˈsi-\ adverb

Examples of cyclic in a sentence

  1. cyclic changes in the weather

  2. the cyclical nature of history

1794

First Known Use of cyclic

1794

Variants of cyclic

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cyclical

play \ˈsī-kli-kəl, ˈsi-\

CYCLIC Defined for English Language Learners

cyclic

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adjective cy·clic \ˈsī-klik also ˈsi-\

Definition of cyclic for English Language Learners

  • : happening again and again in the same order : happening in cycles


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