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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

... great vessel had gone with the power-bar—had been resolved into radiations which would at some distant time and in some far-off solitude unite with other radiations, again to form matter, and thus obey Nature's immutable cyclic law. ...
— Skylark Three • Edward Elmer Smith

... list given by Pausanias, there were upward of seventy in each of the two pictures. In that representing the taking of Troy Polygnotos had brought together many incidents described in the Cyclic epics: Menelaos Agamemnon, Ulysses, Nestor, Neoptolemos, Antenor, Helen, Andromache, Kassandra, and many other figures, with which the Homeric poems have made us familiar, all appeared united in one skillful composition, arranged in groups. The ...
— Scientific American Supplement, No. 365, December 30, 1882 • Various

... began, and the result is that the world takes the form of an eternal equilibrium in which "nothing is created, nothing destroyed." The idea does not need much forcing to end in the old supposition of a cyclic return which restores everything to its original conditions. Everything is thus conceived in astronomical periods. All that is left of the universe henceforward is a whirl of atoms in which nothing counts but certain fixed quantities ...
— A New Philosophy: Henri Bergson • Edouard le Roy

... my form during composition only through feeling." Every chord is the outcome of an emotion, the emotion aroused by the poem or idea which gives birth to the composition. Such antique things as the cyclic form or community of themes are not to be expected in Schoenberg's bright lexicon of anarchy. He boils down the classic form to one movement and, so it seemed to my hearing, he begins developing his idea as soon ...
— Ivory Apes and Peacocks • James Huneker

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

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