Cyclic

Definition of Cyclic

Cyc´lic   Pronunciation: s?k´l?k or s?´kl?k
a.1.Of or pertaining to a cycle or circle; moving in cycles; as, cyclical time.
2.(Chemistry) Having atoms bonded to form a ring structure. Opposite of acyclic.
3.Recurring in cycles{2}; having a pattern that repeats at approximately equal intervals; periodic. Opposite of noncyclic.
4.Marked by repeated cycles{2}.
Cyclic chorus
the chorus which performed the songs and dances of the dithyrambic odes at Athens, dancing round the altar of Bacchus in a circle.
Cyclic poets
certain epic poets who followed Homer, and wrote merely on the Trojan war and its heroes; - so called because keeping within the circle of a single subject. Also, any series or coterie of poets writing on one subject.
- Milman.

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periodic, periodical
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