Definition of acyclic in English:

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Pronunciation: /eɪˈsʌɪklɪk/
Pronunciation: /eɪˈsɪklɪk/


1Not displaying or forming part of a cycle.
Example sentences
  • 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: donor age showed no influence on chance of pregnancy in acyclic patients
2 Chemistry (Of a compound or molecule) containing no rings of atoms: simple acyclic alkenes
More example sentences
  • 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.

Words that rhyme with acyclic

cyclic, polycyclic

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Line breaks: acyc¦lic

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