cyclicity

noun
cy·​clic·​i·​ty | \ sī-ˈkli-sə-tē How to pronounce cyclicity (audio) , si- \
variants: or cyclicality \ ˌsī-​klə-​ˈka-​lə-​tē How to pronounce cyclicity (audio) , ˌsi-​ \
plural cyclicities or cyclicalities

Definition of cyclicity

: 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 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, "Huge dam demolition could save salmon on the edge of extinction," 18 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of cyclicity

1860, in the meaning defined above

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“Cyclicity.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cyclicity. Accessed 24 Feb. 2021.

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cyclicity

noun
cy·​clic·​i·​ty | \ sī-ˈklis-ət-ē, sik-ˈlis- How to pronounce cyclicity (audio) \
plural cyclicities

Medical Definition of cyclicity

: the quality or state of being cyclic estrous cyclicity

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