- arranged in whorls, as the parts of a flower.
- (of a flower) having the parts so arranged.
- pertaining to an algebraic system in which all the elements of a group are powers of one element.
- (of a set of elements) arranged as if on a circle, so that the first element follows the last.
OTHER WORDS FROM cycliccy·clic·i·ty [sahy-klis-i-tee], /saɪˈklɪs ɪ ti/, nounnon·cy·clic, adjective
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How to use cyclic in a sentence
Turner riffed for a while on phenology, the study of cyclic and seasonal phenomena, and the ecophilosopher Paul Shepard, who claimed it was “what the mature naturalist finally comes to…a deeper understanding and a more refined sense of mystery.”
Botanists have long studied what governs the timing of tree’s cyclic processes, also called their phenology.Climate change is affecting fall foliage, but not in the way you think|Ula Chrobak|November 30, 2020|Popular-Science
We put a moratorium on cyclic steam fracking a number of months ago.
As the news organizations reported last week, over the past two decades, petroleum companies have earned millions harvesting oil from spills, many linked to cyclic steaming.
Nearly half of the oil in the state is produced from cyclic steaming, according to a University of California, Berkeley, report issued in April.Oil Companies Are Profiting From Illegal Spills. And California Lets Them.|by Janet Wilson, The Desert Sun, and Lylla Younes, ProPublica|September 18, 2020|ProPublica
The difficulty is the greater if the Cyclic poems were long poems, with one author to each Epic.Homer and His Age|Andrew Lang
It is in the Cyclic poems that we should naturally seek for materials to enlarge, expound, or correct Homer.
Heyne holds even the commencement of the Cyclic poems to have been at least a century after the date of the Iliad and Odyssey.
In the mountains precipitation is heavier and somewhat more evenly distributed throughout the year, but still definitely cyclic.The Amphibians and Reptiles of Michoacn, Mxico|William E. Duellman
The selenium atom in a cyclic compound also acts like an auxochrome.
British Dictionary definitions for cyclic
cyclical (ˈsaɪklɪkəl, ˈsɪklɪkəl)
- arranged in whorlscyclic petals
- having parts arranged in this waycyclic flowers