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Adjective: cyclic  sI-klik or si-klik
  1. (thermodynamics) conforming to the Carnot cycle
  2. (botany) forming a whorl or having parts arranged in a whorl
    "cyclic petals"; "cyclic flowers"
  3. (chemistry) of a compound having atoms arranged in a ring structure
  4. Recurring in cycles
    - cyclical
  5. Marked by repeated cycles

See also: alternate, alternating, bicyclic, circular, closed-chain, closed-ring, cyclicity, heterocyclic, homocyclic, isocyclic, orbitual, periodic, periodical, periodicity, rotary, verticillate, verticillated, whorled

Antonym: acyclic

Encyclopedia: Cyclic