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cycle British & World English

A series of events that are regularly repeated in the same order

two-cycle British & World English

another term for two-stroke.

cycle lane British & World English

A division of a road marked off with painted lines, for use by cyclists

cycle track British & World English

A path or road for bicycles and not motor vehicles

deep-cycle British & World English

Denoting a type of electric battery that can be totally discharged and recharged several times

duty cycle British & World English

The cycle of operation of a machine or other device which operates intermittently rather than continuously

lunar cycle British & World English

another term for Metonic cycle.

life cycle British & World English

The series of changes in the life of an organism including reproduction

rock cycle British & World English

An idealized cycle of processes undergone by rocks in the earth’s crust, involving igneous intrusion, uplift, erosion, transportation, deposition as sedimentary rock, metamorphism, and further melting and igneous intrusion

song cycle British & World English

A set of related songs, often on a romantic theme, intended to form a single musical entity

trade cycle British & World English

another term for business cycle.

water cycle British & World English

The cycle of processes by which water circulates between the earth’s oceans, atmosphere, and land, involving precipitation as rain and snow, drainage in streams and rivers, and return to the atmosphere by evaporation and transpiration

Krebs cycle British & World English

The sequence of reactions by which most living cells generate energy during the process of aerobic respiration. It takes place in the mitochondria, using up oxygen and producing carbon dioxide and water as waste products, and ADP is converted to energy-rich ATP

carbon cycle British & World English

The series of processes by which carbon compounds are interconverted in the environment, involving the incorporation of carbon dioxide into living tissue by photosynthesis and its return to the atmosphere through respiration, the decay of dead organisms, and the burning of fossil fuels

estrous cycle British & World English

The recurring reproductive cycle in many female mammals, including estrus, ovulation, and changes in the uterine lining

Metonic cycle British & World English

A period of 19 years (235 lunar months), after which the new and full moons return to the same day of the year. It was the basis of the ancient Greek calendar, and is still used for calculating movable feasts such as Easter

business cycle British & World English

A cycle or series of cycles of economic expansion and contraction

cycle rickshaw British & World English

(In South Asia) a three-wheeled bicycle for public hire, with a covered seat for passengers behind the driver

menstrual cycle British & World English

The process of ovulation and menstruation in women and other female primates

nitrogen cycle British & World English

The series of processes by which nitrogen and its compounds are interconverted in the environment and in living organisms, including nitrogen fixation and decomposition

cycle of erosion British & World English

An idealized course of landscape evolution, passing from youthful stages, marked by steep gradients, to old age, when the landscape is reduced to a peneplain

tricarboxylic acid cycle British & World English

another term for Krebs cycle.

hemicycle British & World English

A semicircular shape or structure

handcycle British & World English

A three-wheeled cycle propelled by the arms rather than the legs, used as an alternative to a conventional bicycle by some disabled people

cycle path in cycle track British & World English

A path or road for bicycles and not motor vehicles

vicious circle British & World English

A sequence of reciprocal cause and effect in which two or more elements intensify and aggravate each other, leading inexorably to a worsening of the situation

vicious cycle in vicious circle British & World English

A sequence of reciprocal cause and effect in which two or more elements intensify and aggravate each other, leading inexorably to a worsening of the situation

Calvin cycle in Calvin, Melvin British & World English

(1911–97), American biochemist, who investigated photosynthesis and discovered the cycle of reactions (the Calvin cycle) which constitute the dark reaction. Nobel Prize for Chemistry (1961)

cycle English Thesaurus

a myth embodying the cycle of birth, death, and rebirth

cycle English-Spanish

ciclo m

two-cycle English-Spanish

de dos tiempos

four-cycle English-Spanish

de cuatro tiempos

life cycle English-Spanish

ciclo m vital

combined-cycle English-Spanish

de ciclo combinado

cycle shed in cycle English-Spanish

estacionamiento

cycle track in cycle English-Spanish

vía, ciclovía f, bicisenda fCS


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