What does cyclic mean?

Definitions for cyclicˈsaɪ klɪk, ˈsɪk lɪk

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word cyclic.

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


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of cyclic in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of cyclic in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Percy Bysshe Shelley:

    History is a cyclic poem written by Time upon the memories of man.

  2. Jerrold Mundis:

    I am years gone from my family and miles away ... but they raid by telephone with jarring suddenness they have the cyclic constancy of a mortgage and they are inevitable and relentless, like the erosion of my remaining youth. Like certain frightening dreams, my family returns.

Images & Illustrations of cyclic

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