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Cyclic vs. Cyclical

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Cyclicadjective

Characterized by, or moving in cycles, or happening at regular intervals.

‘The weather had a cyclic pattern of rain and sun.’;

Cyclicaladjective

recurring at regular intervals

Cyclicadjective

Having chains of atoms arranged in a ring.

‘Benzene and cyclohexane are both cyclic compounds.’;

Cyclicaladjective

recurring in cycles

Cyclicadjective

(botany) Having parts arranged in a whorl.

Cyclicadjective

Being generated by only one element.

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Cyclicadjective

Able to be inscribed in a circle.

Cyclicadjective

Of or pertaining to a cycle or circle; moving in cycles; as, cyclical time.

Cyclicadjective

Having atoms bonded to form a ring structure. Opposite of acyclic.

Cyclicadjective

Recurring in cycles{2}; having a pattern that repeats at approximately equal intervals; periodic. Opposite of noncyclic.

Cyclicadjective

Marked by repeated cycles{2}.

Cyclicadjective

conforming to the Carnot cycle

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Cyclicadjective

botany; forming a whorl or having parts arranged in a whorl;

‘cyclic petals’; ‘cyclic flowers’;

Cyclicadjective

of a compound having atoms arranged in a ring structure

Cyclicadjective

recurring in cycles

Cyclicadjective

marked by repeated cycles

Cyclicadjective

occurring in cycles; regularly repeated

‘the cyclic pattern of the last two decades’;

Cyclicadjective

denoting a musical or literary composition with a recurrent theme or structural device.

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Cyclicadjective

(of a group) having the property that each element of the group can be expressed as a power of one particular element.

Cyclicadjective

relating to a circle or other closed curve.

Cyclicadjective

(of a polygon) having all its vertices lying on a circle.

Cyclicadjective

(of a compound) having a molecular structure containing one or more closed rings of atoms

‘a cyclic sulphonium salt’;

Cyclicadjective

(of a flower) having its parts arranged in whorls.

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