What does recycle mean?

Definitions for recycle
riˈsaɪ kəlre·cy·cle

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. recycleverb

    cause to repeat a cycle

  2. recycle, reprocess, reuseverb

    use again after processing

    "We must recycle the cardboard boxes"


  1. recycleverb

    To break down and reuse component materials.

  2. recycleverb

    To reuse as a whole.

  3. recycleverb

    To collect or place in a bin for recycling.

  4. recycleverb

    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.

Editors Contribution

  1. recycle

    The choice and option to delete data from a variety of app, computer, software, device, laptop, server, network or other form of technology that processes data.

    When we delete a document it goes to the recycle bin and then we click and the data is deleted.

    Submitted by MaryC on November 28, 2016  
  2. recycle

    To change data, energy, materials or matter from a form to a chosen form.

    We recycle our clothing and footwear that serves its purpose.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 8, 2020  
  3. recycle

    To change or reuse a variety of useful energy, matter and materials.

    In biofuel a form of fuel is used to create another. In plastic recycling a form of plastic is reused to create another form of plastic.

    Submitted by MaryC on December 20, 2015  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of recycle in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of recycle in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of recycle in a Sentence

  1. Scott Remer:

    The spelling bee recycles words, so its really predictable. Theres really no reason to recycle words.

  2. Chief Executive Karl-Johan Persson:

    No company, fast-fashion or not, can continue exactly like today, the (prize's) largest potential lies with finding new technology that means we can recycle the fibers with unchanged quality.

  3. Ahmed Hussein:

    whats the deiffernt between hell , and recycle bin !! both are away to Throw the trash away !!

  4. Heidi Herzberg:

    They say reduce, reuse, recycle, but people have been skipping straight to recycling in order to feel better.

  5. Glenn Youngkin:

    It’s pathetic to see Terry McAuliffe recycle the same old empty promises, failed policies, and dishonest attacks that he’s been repeating for 12 years, now, McAuliffe wants to suppress and silence parents so his special interest allies can force their radical political agenda into classrooms and tell children what to think instead of teaching them how to think. Virginia parents are supporting Glenn Youngkin because he listens to them, respects them, and will restore excellence to our schools, raise teacher pay, and invest in the largest education budget in Virginia history.

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    A state of immorality or sin
    • A. abandon
    • B. snap
    • C. brasserie
    • D. impurity

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