Meaning of cyclic


Pronunciation: (sī'klik, sik'lik), [key]
— adj.
  1. revolving or recurring in cycles; characterized by recurrence in cycles.
  2. of, pertaining to, or constituting a cycle or cycles.
  3. of or pertaining to a compound that contains a closed chain or ring of atoms (contrasted with acyclic).
    1. arranged in whorls, as the parts of a flower.
    2. (of a flower) having the parts so arranged.
    1. pertaining to an algebraic system in which all the elements of a group are powers of one element.
    2. (of a set of elements) arranged as if on a circle, so that the first element follows the last.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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