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3 definitions found
 for Cyclic
From 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]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  cyclic
      adj 1: conforming to the Carnot cycle
      2: forming a whorl or having parts arranged in a whorl; "cyclic
         petals"; "cyclic flowers" [ant: acyclic]
      3: of a compound having atoms arranged in a ring structure [ant:
         acyclic, open-chain]
      4: recurring in cycles [syn: cyclic, cyclical] [ant:
         noncyclic, noncyclical]
      5: marked by repeated cycles

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  115 Moby Thesaurus words for "cyclic":
     alternate, annular, annulate, annulose, articulated, atomatic,
     atomic, atomiferous, atomistic, beating, catenated, ceaseless,
     circinate, circling, circular, concatenated, connected, constant,
     continual, continued, continuing, continuous, coronary, crownlike,
     cyclical, 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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