[ sahy-klik, sik-lik ]
/ ˈsaɪ klɪk, ˈsɪk lɪk /
revolving or recurring in cycles; characterized by recurrence in cycles.
of, relating to, or constituting a cycle or cycles.
Chemistry. of or relating to a compound that contains a closed chain or ring of atoms (contrasted with acyclic).
- 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.
Related formscy·clic·i·ty [sahy-klis-i-tee] /saɪˈklɪs ɪ ti/, nounnon·cy·clic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for cyclicity
cyclical (ˈsaɪklɪkəl, ˈsɪklɪkəl)
/ (ˈsaɪklɪk, ˈsɪklɪk) /
recurring or revolving in cycles
(of an organic compound) containing a closed saturated or unsaturated ring of atomsSee also heterocyclic, homocyclic
- arranged in whorlscyclic petals
- having parts arranged in this waycyclic flowers
music of or relating to a musical form consisting of several movements sharing thematic material
geometry (of a polygon) having vertices that lie on a circle
(in generative grammar) denoting one of a set of transformational rules all of which must apply to a clause before any one of them applies to any clause in which the first clause is embedded
Derived Formscyclically, adverb
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Medicine definitions for cyclicity
[ sī′klĭk, sĭk′lĭk ]
Relating to or characterized by cycles.
Recurring or moving in cycles.
Relating to chemical compounds having atoms arranged in a ring or closed-chain structure.
Related formscy′cli•cal′i•ty (sĭk′lə-kăl′ĭ-tē, sī′klə-) n.cy′cli•cal•ly adv.
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Science definitions for cyclicity
[ sĭk′lĭk, sī′klĭk ]
Occurring or moving in cycles.
Relating to a compound having atoms arranged in a ring or closed-chain structure. Benzene is a cyclic compound.
Having parts arranged in a whorl.
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