Definitions for cyclicˈsaɪ klɪk, ˈsɪk lɪk

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

cy•clicˈsaɪ klɪk, ˈsɪk lɪk(adj.)

  1. revolving or recurring in cycles; characterized by recurrence in cycles.

  2. of, pertaining to, or being a cycle.

  3. of or pertaining to a chemical compound containing a closed chain or ring of atoms.

    Category: Chemistry

  4. pertaining to an algebraic system in which all the elements of a group are powers of one element. (of a set of elements) arranged as if on a circle, so that the first element follows the last.

    Category: Math

Origin of cyclic:

1785–95; < L < Gk

cy•clic′i•ty-ˈklɪs ɪ ti(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. cyclic(adj)

    conforming to the Carnot cycle

  2. cyclic(adj)

    forming a whorl or having parts arranged in a whorl

    "cyclic petals"; "cyclic flowers"

  3. cyclic(adj)

    of a compound having atoms arranged in a ring structure

  4. cyclic, cyclical(adj)

    recurring in cycles

  5. cyclic(adj)

    marked by repeated cycles


  1. cyclic(Adjective)

    Characterized by, or moving in cycles, or happening at regular intervals

    The weather had a cyclic pattern of rain and sun.

  2. cyclic(Adjective)

    Of a compound having chains of atoms arranged in a ring

    Benzene and cyclohexane are both cyclic compounds.

  3. cyclic(Adjective)

    Having parts arranged in a whorl

  4. cyclic(Adjective)

    (of a group) being generated by only one element

  5. cyclic(Adjective)

    (of a polygon) able to be inscribed in a circle

Webster Dictionary

  1. Cyclic(adj)

    alt. of Cyclical

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