Definitions for recycleriˈsaɪ kəl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

re•cy•cleriˈsaɪ kəl(v.)-cled, -cling.

  1. (v.t.)to treat or process (used or waste materials) so as to make suitable for reuse.

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  2. to alter or adapt for new use.

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  3. to use again in the original form or with minimal alteration:

    to recycle a speech.

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  4. to cause to pass through a cycle again.

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  5. (v.i.)to pass through a cycle again; repeat a process from the beginning.

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  6. to engage in recycling used or waste materials.

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. recycle(verb)

    cause to repeat a cycle

  2. recycle, reprocess, reuse(verb)

    use again after processing

    "We must recycle the cardboard boxes"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. recycle(verb)ˈsaɪ kəl

    to make used paper, plastic, glass, etc. into new materials

    We recycle all types of plastic.; recycled paper; the city's recycling program


  1. recycle(Verb)

    To break down and reuse component materials.

  2. recycle(Verb)

    To reuse as a whole.

  3. recycle(Verb)

    To collect or place in a bin for recycling.

  4. recycle(Verb)

    To be recycled.

    Sulfur recycles in the sulfur cycle.


  1. ReCycle

    ReCycle is a music loop editor designed and developed by Swedish software developers Propellerhead Software. It runs on Microsoft Windows and Apple Macintosh based PCs. The software debuted in 1994. The principal idea of ReCycle is to alter the tempo of a music loop without changing its pitch or otherwise altering its sound. ReCycle does this by "slicing" loops into a series of separate "beats" or "hits" and altering their timing without altering the length of the individual slices, thus allowing the loop to play at a different speed whilst using the unmodified sounds for each individual slice/drum hit, a process which fully preserves the original pitch of the loop while allowing a great variety of speed/timing tweaks. ReCycle can also assign each successive slice to a respective MIDI note on a scale. ReCycle was the first program to popularize the idea of loop slicing. Propellerhead developed their own file format for this software: REX, and later REX2 adding support for stereo files, which has become a standard for music loops and is compatible with many third party programs, including Emagic Logic, MOTU Digital Performer, and Steinberg Cubase. Propellerhead's Reason has its own specialised REX2 playing device called the Dr. Octorex Loop Player. In versions prior to Reason 5.0, it was supported in the Dr.REX Loop Player. This device can play slices when requested or simply play the entire loop in sequence.

Translations for recycle

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


to put (a used substance) through a particular process so that it is fit to use again.

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