Definition of cyclic adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈsaɪklɪk//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsaɪklɪk//
; BrE BrE//ˈsɪklɪk//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsɪklɪk//
(also cyclical
BrE BrE//ˈsaɪklɪkl//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsaɪklɪkl//
; BrE BrE//ˈsɪklɪkl//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsɪklɪkl//
[usually before noun]
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repeated many times and always happening in the same order the cyclic processes of nature Economic activity often follows a cyclical pattern. Word Originlate 18th cent.: from French cyclique or Latin cyclicus, from Greek kuklikos, from kuklos ‘circle’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: cyclic