Definition of acyclic in English:


Syllabification: a·cy·clic
Pronunciation: /āˈsīklik, āˈsik-


  • 1Not displaying or forming part of a cycle.
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    • An orientation is acyclic if it contains no directed cycle, and is totally cyclic if every edge is contained in some oriented cycle.
    • The network model without selection is also implemented in the directed acyclic graphs used in causal modeling.
    • Over the past 15 years, directed acyclic graphs have been introduced into the statistical and philosophical literature to describe statistical models and the causal relationships they capture.
  • 1.1(Of a woman) not having a menstrual cycle.
  • 1.2 Chemistry (Of a compound or molecule) containing no rings of atoms.
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    • We describe here the photochromism of another class of viologen inclusion complexes in which the linear acyclic viologen molecules are included in the cavity of crown ether having the pi-electron-donating units.
    • The latter are substrates for at least seven different enzyme families, whose products are a group of cyclic and acyclic compounds, collectively named oxylipins, which play different roles in plant cells.
    • Channel formation may be the result of the presence of the acyclic monoterpine side chain.

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