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Cyclical   /sˈaɪklɪkəl/  /sˈɪklɪkəl/   Listen

Recurring in cycles.  Synonym: cyclic.

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"Cyclical" Quotes from Famous Books

... had a beginning. It is a well-known argument. Is there anything to rewind the clock which is running down before our very eyes? It was once urged that stellar collisions, and such-like things, might permit us to postulate a cyclical arrangement (and thus rearrangement) of universal phenomena; but that hypothesis does not seem to find any ...
— Science and Morals and Other Essays • Bertram Coghill Alan Windle

... machinery crashes from stem to bow. Dust on the water, cries on the water, then vacuity and silence. The East has swept over this colony of the West. And still its generations pass on, rhythmically swinging; slaves of Nature, not, as in the West, rebels against her; cyclical as her seasons and her stars; infinite as her storms of dust; identical as the leaves of her trees; purposeless as her ...
— Appearances - Being Notes of Travel • Goldsworthy Lowes Dickinson

... of the rod can be measured by the roll of the wheel; it remains to show how any given area can be generated by the rod. Let the rod move in any manner but return to its original position. Q and T then describe closed curves. Such motion may be called cyclical. Here the theorem holds:—If a rod QT performs a cyclical motion, then the area generated equals the difference of the areas enclosed by the paths of T and Q respectively. The truth of this proposition will be seen from a figure. In fig. 11 different positions ...
— Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 4 - "Bulgaria" to "Calgary" • Various

... as Influenced by the Daily, Seasonal, and other Cyclical Changes in the Human System. A New Edition. Post 8vo. Cloth, ...
— Legends of the Saxon Saints • Aubrey de Vere

Words linked to "Cyclical" :   cyclicity, rotary, alternating, orbitual, cycle, periodicity, noncyclic, cyclic, circular, alternate

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