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CYCLIC

 Dictionary entry overview: What does cyclic mean? 

CYCLIC (adjective)
  The adjective CYCLIC has 5 senses:

1. conforming to the Carnot cycle
2. botany; forming a whorl or having parts arranged in a whorl
3. of a compound having atoms arranged in a ring structure
4. recurring in cycles
5. marked by repeated cycles

  Familiarity information: CYCLIC used as an adjective is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


CYCLIC (adjective)


Sense 1cyclic [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Conforming to the Carnot cycle

Classified under:

Relational adjectives (pertainyms)

Domain category:

thermodynamics (the branch of physics concerned with the conversion of different forms of energy)

Pertainym:

Carnot cycle (a cycle (of expansion and compression) of an idealized reversible heat engine that does work without loss of heat)


Sense 2cyclic [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Botany; forming a whorl or having parts arranged in a whorl

Context examples:

cyclic petals / cyclic flowers

Similar:

verticillate; verticillated; whorled (forming one or more whorls (especially a whorl of leaves around a stem))

Antonym:

acyclic (botany; not cyclic; especially having parts arranged in spirals rather than whorls)


Sense 3cyclic [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Of a compound having atoms arranged in a ring structure

Similar:

homocyclic; isocyclic (containing a closed ring of atoms of the same kind especially carbon atoms)

heterocyclic (containing a closed ring of atoms of which at least one is not a carbon atom)

closed-chain; closed-ring (having atoms linked by bonds represented in circular or triangular form)

bicyclic (having molecules consisting of two fused rings)

Domain category:

chemical science; chemistry (the science of matter; the branch of the natural sciences dealing with the composition of substances and their properties and reactions)

Antonym:

acyclic (chemistry; not cyclic; having an open chain structure)


Sense 4cyclic [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Recurring in cycles

Synonyms:

cyclical; cyclic

Similar:

alternate; alternating (occurring by turns; first one and then the other)

alternate (every second one of a series)

circular; rotary (marked by or moving in a circle)

diurnal (having a daily cycle or occurring every day)

Attribute:

cyclicity; periodicity (the quality of recurring at regular intervals)

Antonym:

noncyclic (not cyclic)


Sense 5cyclic [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Marked by repeated cycles

Similar:

periodic; periodical (happening or recurring at regular intervals)


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