cyclical


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Financial, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

cy·clic

, cyclical (siklik, -li-kăl)
1. Pertaining to, or characteristic of, a cycle; occurring periodically, denoting the course of the symptoms in certain diseases or disorders.
2. chemistry Pertaining to a molecule containing a ring of atoms; denoting a cyclic compound.

cyclic

, cyclical (sī′klik, sik′lik; sī′kli-kăl, sik′li-kăl) [L. cyclicus fr. Gr. kyklikos, circular]
1. Periodic.
2. Having a ring-shaped structure.
3. Pert. to or affected by menstruation.

cy·clic

, cyclical (siklik, -li-kăl)
Pertaining to, or characteristic of, a cycle; occurring periodically, denoting the course of the symptoms in certain diseases or disorders.

cyclical

occurring in cycles; statistically a periodic movement of a time series, e.g. recurrent epidemics.
References in periodicals archive ?
To find the cyclical variability of the bases, the equation:
Figure 2 shows the capacity utilization rate and cyclical GDP.
A few researchers model the LFPR's cyclical behavior explicitly, providing insight into the factors that shape it.
Therefore we observe positive correlation between interest rate and output cyclical.
It reduces cyclical mastalgia by up to 70% and non-cyclical mastalgia by 30%.
Informa suffered during the global recession, due to the cyclical nature of its businesses and the high level of debt on its balance sheet.
1] the cyclical budget deficit (and the actual deficit) has increased and is now equal to the vertical distance BD.
Conversely, the average cyclical bull market gain prior to the Heisei Depression from the 1950s in Japan was more like a five-fold surge.
economy, but which has yet to become established, is the overdue cyclical decline in the price of petroleum products.
While fiscal adjustment has been counter-cyclical for extensive periods in the OECD area, notably from 1993 to 2000, it has also acted somewhat pro-cyclically in some cases, as evidenced by the periods when cyclically-adjusted budget positions were moving in opposite direction to the cyclical component of the budget balance.
Coming off the cyclical high of early 2000, where vacancies statewide were in the 7 to 8% range, we have seen tremendous contraction across all industry sectors.
Keenly reflexive, Instruction (#4) exemplifies the way in which all the works here seamlessly repeat, merging beginning and end in cyclical continuity.