[ sahy-kli-kuh l, sik-li- ]
/ ˈsaɪ klɪ kəl, ˈsɪk lɪ- /


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.


Usually cyclicals. stocks of cyclical companies.

Origin of cyclical

First recorded in 1810–20; cyclic + -al1

OTHER WORDS FROM cyclical Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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