Meaning of CYCLIC in English


— cyclicity /suy klis"i tee/ , n.

/suy"klik, sik"lik/ , adj.

1. revolving or recurring in cycles; characterized by recurrence in cycles.

2. of, pertaining to, or constituting a cycle or cycles.

3. Chem. of or pertaining to a compound that contains a closed chain or ring of atoms (contrasted with acyclic ).

4. Bot.

a. arranged in whorls, as the parts of a flower.

b. (of a flower) having the parts so arranged.

5. Math.

a. pertaining to an algebraic system in which all the elements of a group are powers of one element.

b. (of a set of elements) arranged as if on a circle, so that the first element follows the last.

[ 1785-95; cyclicus kyklikós circular. See CYCLE, -IC ]

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