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Circulation vs. Cycle — What's the Difference?

Circulation vs. Cycle — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Circulation and Cycle

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Circulation

Movement in a circle or circuit, especially the movement of blood through bodily vessels as a result of the heart's pumping action.

Cycle

An interval of time during which a characteristic, often regularly repeated event or sequence of events occurs
Sunspots increase and decrease in intensity in an 11-year cycle.

Circulation

Movement or passage through a system of vessels, as of water through pipes; flow.

Cycle

A single complete execution of a periodically repeated phenomenon
A year constitutes a cycle of the seasons.

Circulation

Free movement or passage.
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Cycle

A periodically repeated sequence of events
The cycle of birth, growth, and death.
A cycle of reprisal and retaliation.

Circulation

The passing of something, such as money or news, from place to place or person to person.

Cycle

The orbit of a celestial body.

Circulation

The condition of being passed about and widely known; distribution.

Cycle

A long period of time; an age.

Circulation

Dissemination of printed material, especially copies of newspapers or magazines, among readers.

Cycle

The aggregate of traditional poems or stories organized around a central theme or hero
The Arthurian cycle.

Circulation

The number of copies of a publication sold or distributed.

Cycle

A series of poems or songs on the same theme
Schubert's song cycles.

Circulation

The act of moving in a circle, or in a course which brings the moving body to the place where its motion began.

Cycle

A bicycle, motorcycle, or similar vehicle.

Circulation

The act of passing from place to place or person to person; free diffusion; transmission.

Cycle

(Botany) A circular or whorled arrangement of flower parts such as those of petals or sepals.

Circulation

Currency; circulating coins; notes, bills, etc., current for coin.
The new bills will come into circulation next Friday.

Cycle

(Baseball) The achievement of hitting a single, double, triple, and home run in a single game.

Circulation

The extent to which anything circulates or is circulated; the measurement of diffusion

Cycle

To occur in or pass through a cycle.

Circulation

(narrowly) The movement of the blood in the circulatory system, by which it is brought into close relations with the cells and tissues of the body; (loosely) the circulatory system.

Cycle

To move in or as if in a cycle.

Circulation

The movement of the sap in the vessels and tissues of plants.

Cycle

To ride a bicycle, motorcycle, or similar vehicle.

Circulation

The act of moving in a circle, or in a course which brings the moving body to the place where its motion began.
This continual circulation of human things.

Cycle

To use in or put through a cycle
Cycled the heavily soiled laundry twice.
Cycling the recruits through eight weeks of basic training.

Circulation

The act of passing from place to place or person to person; free diffusion; transmission.
The true doctrines of astronomy appear to have had some popular circulation.

Cycle

An interval of space or time in which one set of events or phenomena is completed.
The cycle of the seasons, or of the year

Circulation

Currency; circulating coin; notes, bills, etc., current for coin.

Cycle

A complete rotation of anything.

Circulation

The extent to which anything circulates or is circulated; the measure of diffusion; as, the circulation of a newspaper.

Cycle

A process that returns to its beginning and then repeats itself in the same sequence.
Electoral cycle
Menstrual cycle
News cycle

Circulation

The movement of the blood in the blood-vascular system, by which it is brought into close relations with almost every living elementary constituent. Also, the movement of the sap in the vessels and tissues of plants.

Cycle

The members of the sequence formed by such a process.

Circulation

The dissemination of copies of periodicals (as newspapers or magazines)

Cycle

(music) In musical set theory, an interval cycle is the set of pitch classes resulting from repeatedly applying the same interval class to the starting pitch class.
The interval cycle C4 consists of the pitch classes 0, 4 and 8; when starting on E, it is realised as the pitches E, G# and C.

Circulation

Movement through a circuit; especially the movement of blood through the heart and blood vessels

Cycle

A series of poems, songs or other works of art, typically longer than a trilogy.
The "Ring of the Nibelung" is a cycle of four operas by Richard Wagner.

Circulation

(library science) the count of books that are loaned by a library over a specified period

Cycle

A programme on a washing machine, dishwasher, or other such device.
Put the washing in on a warm cycle.
The spin cycle

Circulation

Number of copies of a newspaper or magazine that are sold;
By increasing its circulation the newspaper hoped to increase its advertising

Cycle

A pedal-powered vehicle, such as a unicycle, bicycle, or tricycle, or a motorized vehicle that has either two or three wheels.

Circulation

Free movement or passage through a series of vessels (as of water through pipes or sap through a plant)

Cycle

(baseball) A single, a double, a triple, and a home run hit by the same player in the same game.
Jones hit for the cycle in the game.

Circulation

The spread or transmission of something (as news or money) to a wider group or area

Cycle

(graph theory) A closed walk or path, with or without repeated vertices allowed.

Cycle

A chain whose boundary is zero.

Cycle

An imaginary circle or orbit in the heavens; one of the celestial spheres.

Cycle

An age; a long period of time.

Cycle

An orderly list for a given time; a calendar.

Cycle

(botany) One entire round in a circle or a spire.

Cycle

(weaponry) A discharge of a taser.

Cycle

(aviation) One take-off and landing of an aircraft, referring to a pressurisation cycle which places stresses on the fuselage.

Cycle

To ride a bicycle or other cycle.

Cycle

To go through a cycle or to put through a cycle.

Cycle

(electronics) To turn power off and back on
Avoid cycling the device unnecessarily.

Cycle

(ice hockey) To maintain a team's possession of the puck in the offensive zone by handling and passing the puck in a loop from the boards near the goal up the side boards and passing to back to the boards near the goal
They have their cycling game going tonight.

Cycle

An imaginary circle or orbit in the heavens; one of the celestial spheres.

Cycle

An interval of time in which a certain succession of events or phenomena is completed, and then returns again and again, uniformly and continually in the same order; a periodical space of time marked by the recurrence of something peculiar; as, the cycle of the seasons, or of the year.
Wages . . . bear a full proportion . . . to the medium of provision during the last bad cycle of twenty years.

Cycle

An age; a long period of time.
Better fifty years of Europe than a cycle of Cathay.

Cycle

An orderly list for a given time; a calendar.
We . . . present our gardeners with a complete cycle of what is requisite to be done throughout every month of the year.

Cycle

The circle of subjects connected with the exploits of the hero or heroes of some particular period which have served as a popular theme for poetry, as the legend of Arthur and the knights of the Round Table, and that of Charlemagne and his paladins.

Cycle

One entire round in a circle or a spire; as, a cycle or set of leaves.

Cycle

A bicycle or tricycle, or other light velocipede.

Cycle

A motorcycle.

Cycle

A series of operations in which heat is imparted to (or taken away from) a working substance which by its expansion gives up a part of its internal energy in the form of mechanical work (or being compressed increases its internal energy) and is again brought back to its original state.

Cycle

A complete positive and negative, or forward and reverse, action of any periodic process, such as a vibration, an electric field oscillation, or a current alternation; one period.

Cycle

To pass through a cycle{2} of changes; to recur in cycles.

Cycle

To ride a bicycle, tricycle, or other form of cycle.

Cycle

To cause to pass through a cycle{2}.

Cycle

An interval during which a recurring sequence of events occurs;
The neverending cycle of the seasons

Cycle

A series of poems or songs on the same theme;
Schubert's song cycles

Cycle

A periodically repeated sequence of events;
A cycle of reprisal and retaliation

Cycle

The unit of frequency; one Hertz has a periodic interval of one second

Cycle

A single complete execution of a periodically repeated phenomenon;
A year constitutes a cycle of the seasons

Cycle

A wheeled vehicle that has two wheels and is moved by foot pedals

Cycle

Cause to go through a recurring sequence;
Cycle thge laundry in this washing program

Cycle

Pass through a cycle;
This machine automatically cycles

Cycle

Ride a motorcycle

Cycle

Ride a bicycle

Cycle

Recur in repeating sequences

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