Meaning of CYCLIC in English


/ ˈsaɪklɪk; NAmE ; ˈsɪk-/ (also cyc·lic·al / ˈsaɪklɪkl; NAmE ; ˈsɪk-/) adjective

[ usually before noun ] repeated many times and always happening in the same order :

the cyclic processes of nature

Economic activity often follows a cyclical pattern.

►  cyc·lic·al·ly adverb :

events that occur cyclically



late 18th cent.: from French cyclique or Latin cyclicus , from Greek kuklikos , from kuklos circle.

Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне.