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Cyclic   /sˈaɪklɪk/   Listen

Conforming to the Carnot cycle.
Forming a whorl or having parts arranged in a whorl.  "Cyclic flowers"
Of a compound having atoms arranged in a ring structure.
Recurring in cycles.  Synonym: cyclical.
Marked by repeated cycles.

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"Cyclic" Quotes from Famous Books

... fluent heat began, And grew to seeming-random forms, 10 The seeming prey of cyclic storms, Till at ...
— Selections from Wordsworth and Tennyson • William Wordsworth and Alfred Lord Tennyson

... will take perhaps billions of years to reach. In short, in a few thousand years he approaches that type of evolution which ordinary humanity attains in the sixth or seventh Round of the Manvantara, i.e., cyclic progression. It is evident that an average man cannot become a MAHATMA in one life, or rather in one incarnation. Now those, who have studied the occult teachings concerning Devachan and our after-states, will remember that ...
— Five Years Of Theosophy • Various

... and few poets, whether ancient or modern, have written aught like the conflagration of Troy. Nor shall we, with the severer critics, darkly hint of works which had gone before, but of which the substance long ago has perished—of the Cyclic poem of Arctinus, said to have been of all others the nearest in point of energy to the Iliad, or of the songs of Lesches and Euphorion. Rather let us be thankful for this one episode, without which ...
— Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 61, No. 379, May, 1847 • Various

... Adrastus. The Cyclic poets (See Anthon's Lempriere, s. v.) assert Venus incited her to infidelity, in revenge for the wound she had received from ...
— The Iliad of Homer • Homer

... the Platonic philosophy, such as the nature of God, the distinction of the sensible and intellectual, the great original conceptions of time and space, also appear in it. They are found principally in the first half of the dialogue. The construction of the heavens is for the most part ideal; the cyclic year serves as the connection between the world of absolute being and of generation, just as the number of population in the Republic is the expression or symbol of the transition from the ideal to the actual state. In some passages we are uncertain whether we are reading a description of ...
— Timaeus • Plato

Words linked to "Cyclic" :   Carnot cycle, alternating, verticillate, chemical science, periodicity, phytology, circular, closed-chain, cyclic redundancy check, botany, orbitual, rotary, heterocyclic, acyclic, noncyclic, thermodynamics, periodic, closed-ring, cycle, verticillated, alternate, periodical, chemistry, homocyclic, whorled

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