Associations to the word «Cyclic»


CYCLIC, adjective. Characterized by, or moving in cycles, or happening at regular intervals.
CYCLIC, adjective. (chemistry) (of a compound) Having chains of atoms arranged in a ring.
CYCLIC, adjective. (botany) Having parts arranged in a whorl.
CYCLIC, adjective. (mathematics) (of a group) Being generated by only one element.
CYCLIC, adjective. (geometry) (of a polygon) Able to be inscribed in a circle.
CYCLIC CHORUS, noun. The chorus that performed the songs and dances of the dithyrambic odes at Athens, dancing round the altar of Bacchus in a circle.
CYCLIC CHORUSES, noun. Plural of cyclic chorus
CYCLIC GROUP, noun. (group theory) a group generated by a single element
CYCLIC NUCLEOTIDE, noun. (biochemistry) (genetics) Any nucleotide in which the phosphate group is bonded to two hydroxyl groups on the same sugar
CYCLIC NUCLEOTIDES, noun. Plural of cyclic nucleotide
CYCLIC POET, noun. (historical) Any of certain epic poets who followed Homer, and wrote only about the Trojan war and its heroes.
CYCLIC POET, noun. (by extension) Any of a coterie of poets writing on one subject.
CYCLIC POETS, noun. Plural of cyclic poet
CYCLIC QUADRILATERAL, noun. (geometry) A quadrilateral whose vertices all intersect a single circle.
CYCLIC REDUNDANCY CHECK, noun. (computing): A type of hash function used to produce a checksum used to detect and correct transmission errors in data (abbreviation CRC)
CYCLIC REDUNDANCY CHECKS, noun. Plural of cyclic redundancy check

Dictionary definition

CYCLIC, adjective. Conforming to the Carnot cycle.
CYCLIC, adjective. Forming a whorl or having parts arranged in a whorl; "cyclic petals"; "cyclic flowers".
CYCLIC, adjective. Of a compound having atoms arranged in a ring structure.
CYCLIC, adjective. Recurring in cycles.
CYCLIC, adjective. Marked by repeated cycles.

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