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cyclical

[ sahy-kli-kuhl, sik-li- ]
/ ˈsaɪ klɪ kəl, ˈsɪk lɪ- /
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adjective
of or denoting a business or stock whose income, value, or earnings fluctuate widely according to variations in the economy or the cycle of the seasons: Selling Christmas decorations is a cyclical business.
noun
Usually cyclicals. stocks of cyclical companies.
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Origin of cyclical

First recorded in 1810–20; cyclic + -al1

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