The summer of 1900 will live in the memories of New York people for many a cycle; the Dodge Statue was removed in that year.
This perpetuates the cycle of poverty that led to their marriage in the first place.
Hold the Senate to its promise and demand a budget that will break the cycle of using continuing resolutions to fund government.
Torabi put equal blame on international aid and military organizations for fuelling the cycle of corruption.
GMF's goal is to permanently alter the cycle of illiteracy and poverty within the DRC.
Life was never so brooded on since man learned to think, as in this cycle of tragedies.
The number of spots on the Sun rises and falls in a cycle of about eleven years.
A Guide fell wounded by cycle bearing-balls shot from a rifle—so it was subsequently said.
The moon completes its cycle of change on the average in 29-1/2 days.
When dressed it was too late to do anything but cycle there, but half-way on my road it began to snow!
late 14c., from Late Latin cyclus, from Greek kyklos "circle, wheel, any circular body, circular motion, cycle of events," from PIE *kwel- "to roll, to move around, wheel" (cf. Sanskrit cakram "circle, wheel," carati "he moves, wanders;" Avestan caraiti "applies himself," c'axra "chariot, wagon;" Greek polos "a round axis" (PIE *kw- becomes Greek p- before some vowels), polein "move around;" Latin colere "to frequent, dwell in, to cultivate, move around," cultus "tended, cultivated," hence also "polished," colonus "husbandman, tenant farmer, settler, colonist;" Lithuanian kelias "a road, a way;" Old Norse hvel, Old English hweol "wheel;" Old Russian kolo, Polish koło, Russian koleso "a wheel").
1842, "revolve in cycles," from cycle (n.). Meaning "to ride a bicycle" is from 1883. Related: Cycled; cycling.
cycle cy·cle (sī'kəl)
An interval of time during which a characteristic, often regularly repeated event or sequence of events occurs.
A single complete execution of a periodically repeated phenomenon.
A periodically repeated sequence of events.
A basic unit of computation, one period of a computer clock.
Each instruction takes a number of clock cycles. Often the computer can access its memory once on every clock cycle, and so one speaks also of "memory cycles".
Every hacker wants more cycles (noted hacker Bill Gosper describes himself as a "cycle junkie"). There are only so many cycles per second, and when you are sharing a computer the cycles get divided up among the users. The more cycles the computer spends working on your program rather than someone else's, the faster your program will run. That's why every hacker wants more cycles: so he can spend less time waiting for the computer to respond.
The use of the term "cycle" for a computer clock period can probably be traced back to the rotation of a generator generating alternating current though computers generally use a clock signal which is more like a square wave. Interestingly, the earliest mechanical calculators, e.g. Babbage's Difference Engine, really did have parts which rotated in true cycles.