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Meaning of CYCLIC

Pronunciation:  'sIklik

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  recurring in cycles
  2. [adj]  chemistry; having atoms arranged in a ring structure
  3. [adj]  botany; forming a whorl or having parts arranged in a whorl; "cyclic petals"; "cyclic flowers"
  4. [adj]  marked by repeated cycles
  5. [adj]  (thermodynamics) conforming to the Carnot cycle

CYCLIC is a 6 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: alternate(a), alternating(a), bicyclic, circular, closed-chain, closed-ring, cyclical, diurnal, every other(a), heterocyclic, homocyclic, isocyclic, periodic, periodical, verticillate, verticillated, whorled
 Antonyms: acyclic, noncyclic, noncyclical, open-chain



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Cyc"lic\ (s?k"l?k or s?"kl?k), Cyclical \Cyc"lic*al\
(s?k"l?-kal), a. [Cf. F. cycluque, Gr. kykliko`s, fr. ky`klos
See {Cycle}.]
Of or pertaining to a cycle or circle; moving in cycles; as,
cyclical time. --Coleridge.

{Cyclic chorus}, the chorus which performed the songs and
   dances of the dithyrambic odes at Athens, dancing round
   the altar of Bacchus in a circle.

{Cyclic poets}, certain epic poets who followed Homer, and
   wrote merely on the Trojan war and its heroes; -- so
   called because keeping within the circle of a single
   subject. Also, any series or coterie of poets writing on
   one subject. --Milman.

Biology Dictionary
 Definition: Of floral organs, several borne at the same level on the axis; whorled. Compare spiral.
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