Meaning of cycle
Pronunciation: (sī'kul), [key]
— n., v., -cled, -cling.
- any complete round or series of occurrences that repeats or is repeated.
- a round of years or a recurring period of time, esp. one in which certain events or phenomena repeat themselves in the same order and at the same intervals.
- any long period of years; age.
- a bicycle, motorcycle, tricycle, etc.
- a group of poems, dramas, prose narratives, songs etc., about a central theme, figure, or the like: the Arthurian cycle.
- a sequence of changing states that, upon completion, produces a final state identical to the original one.
- one of a succession of periodically recurring events.
- a complete alteration in which a phenomenon attains a maximum and minimum value, returning to a final value equal to the original one.
- a permutation of a set of elements that leaves the original cyclic order of the elements unchanged.
- the smallest interval of time required to complete an operation in a computer.
- a series of computer operations repeated as a unit.
- (of one player) to hit a single, double, triple, and home run in one game.
- to ride or travel by bicycle, motorcycle, tricycle, etc.
- to move or revolve in cycles; pass through cycles.
- cycle (Thesaurus)