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Wordnet 3.0

ADJECTIVE (1)

1. recurring in cycles;
[syn: cyclic, cyclical]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Cyclic \Cyc"lic\ (s?k"l?k or s?"kl?k), Cyclical \Cyc"lic*al\ (s?k"l?-kal), a. [Cf. F. cycluque, Gr. kykliko`s, fr. ky`klos See Cycle.] 1. Of or pertaining to a cycle or circle; moving in cycles; as, cyclical time. --Coleridge. [1913 Webster] 2. (Chemistry) Having atoms bonded to form a ring structure. Opposite of acyclic. Note: Used most commonly in respect to organic compounds. Note: [Narrower terms: bicyclic; heterocyclic; homocyclic, isocyclic] Syn: closed-chain, closed-ring. [WordNet 1.5] 3. Recurring in cycles[2]; having a pattern that repeats at approximately equal intervals; periodic. Opposite of noncyclic. Note: [Narrower terms: alternate(prenominal), alternating(prenominal); alternate(prenominal), every other(prenominal), every second(prenominal); alternating(prenominal), oscillating(prenominal); biyearly; circadian exhibiting 24-hour periodicity); circular; daily, diurnal; fortnightly, biweekly; hourly; midweek, midweekly; seasonal; semestral, semestrial; semiannual, biannual, biyearly; semiweekly, biweekly; weekly; annual, yearly; biennial; bimonthly, bimestrial; half-hourly; half-yearly; monthly; tertian, alternate(prenominal); triennial] [WordNet 1.5] 4. Marked by repeated cycles[2]. [WordNet 1.5] Cyclic chorus, the chorus which performed the songs and dances of the dithyrambic odes at Athens, dancing round the altar of Bacchus in a circle. Cyclic poets, certain epic poets who followed Homer, and wrote merely on the Trojan war and its heroes; -- so called because keeping within the circle of a single subject. Also, any series or coterie of poets writing on one subject. --Milman. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

cyclical adj 1: recurring in cycles [syn: cyclic, cyclical] [ant: noncyclic, noncyclical]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

115 Moby Thesaurus words for "cyclical": alternate, annular, annulate, annulose, articulated, atomatic, atomic, atomiferous, atomistic, beating, catenated, ceaseless, circinate, circling, circular, concatenated, connected, constant, continual, continued, continuing, continuous, coronary, crownlike, cyclic, cycloid, diatomic, dibasic, direct, discoid, disklike, endless, epochal, even, ever-recurring, every other, featureless, frequent, gapless, haunting, heteroatomic, heterocyclic, hexatomic, homocyclic, immediate, incessant, interminable, intermittent, isobaric, isochronal, isocyclic, isoteric, isotopic, joined, jointless, linked, measured, metronomic, monatomic, monotonous, never-ending, nonstop, oscillatory, pentatomic, perennial, periodic, periodical, pulsing, reappearing, reciprocal, recurrent, recurring, repetitive, returning, revenant, rhythmic, ring-shaped, ringlike, rotary, round, round-the-clock, rounded, running, seamless, seasonal, serial, serried, smooth, stable, steady, straight, subatomic, tetratomic, thematic, thick-coming, triatomic, tribasic, twenty-four-hour, ubiquitous, unbroken, unceasing, undifferentiated, undulant, undulatory, unending, uniform, unintermitted, unintermittent, unintermitting, uninterrupted, unrelieved, unremitting, unstopped, wavelike, wheeling




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