cy·​clic·​i·​ty sī-ˈkli-sə-tē How to pronounce cyclicity (audio)
variants or cyclicality
plural cyclicities or cyclicalities
: the quality or state of something that occurs or moves in cycles : a cyclic quality or state
estrous cyclicity
Business cycles still exist, and there is cyclicality in consumption.James M. Clash

Examples of cyclicity in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Forewarned is forearmed, as the old adage goes, and astrology’s cyclicity is uniquely situated to provide forearming. Diana Rose Harper, Wired, 5 Jan. 2022 The salmon are part of that river: a gift, a thing to be cared for, a manifestation of the cyclicity and reciprocity of a world in balance. National Geographic, 18 Nov. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1860, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cyclicity was in 1860

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Cite this Entry

“Cyclicity.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Nov. 2023.

Medical Definition


cy·​clic·​i·​ty sī-ˈklis-ət-ē, sik-ˈlis- How to pronounce cyclicity (audio)
plural cyclicities
: the quality or state of being cyclic
estrous cyclicity
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