Etymology
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cyclic (adj.)

1794, "pertaining to or moving in a cycle or circle," from French cyclique (16c.), from Latin cyclicus, from Greek kyklikos "moving in a circle," from kyklos "circle, wheel, any circular body, circular motion, cycle of events" (see cycle (n.)). Sense of "connected to a literary cycle" is by 1822.

updated on June 13, 2018

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Definitions of cyclic from WordNet

cyclic (adj.)
conforming to the Carnot cycle;
cyclic (adj.)
forming a whorl or having parts arranged in a whorl;
cyclic petals
cyclic flowers
cyclic (adj.)
of a compound having atoms arranged in a ring structure;
cyclic (adj.)
recurring in cycles;
Synonyms: cyclical
cyclic (adj.)
marked by repeated cycles;
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