AskDefine | Define cyclic

Dictionary Definition

cyclic adj
1 conforming to the Carnot cycle
2 botany; 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]
4 recurring in cycles [syn: cyclical] [ant: noncyclic]
5 marked by repeated cycles

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English

Adjective

  1. Characterized by, or moving in cycles, or happening at regular intervals
    The weather had a cyclic pattern of rain and sun.
  2. Of a compound having chains of atoms arranged in a ring
    Benzene and cyclohexane are both cyclic compounds.
  3. Having parts arranged in a whorl
  4. (of a group) being generated by only one element

Translations

characterized by, or moving in cycles
of a compound having chains of atoms arranged in a ring
having parts arranged in a whorl
  • German: ringförmig
being generated by only one element

Extensive Definition

Cycle or Cyclic may refer to:
In music:
In other uses:

See also

cyclic in Czech: Cyklus
cyclic in German: Kreislauf
cyclic in French: Cycle
cyclic in Hungarian: Ciklus
cyclic in Japanese: サイクル
cyclic in Polish: Cykl
cyclic in Russian: Цикл
cyclic in Simple English: Cycle
cyclic in Slovak: Cyklus
cyclic in Ukrainian: Цикл

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