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American English: /ˈsaɪk(ə)l/
British English: /ˈsʌɪk(ə)l/

Translation of cycle in Spanish:


  • 1 1.1 (process) the menstrual/life cycle
    el ciclo menstrual/de la vida
    the trade or business cycle
    el ciclo económico
    Example sentences
    • At the sub-femtosecond level, a laser pulse contains only a few cycles of the carrier electromagnetic wave.
    • The quantum and classical Carnot engines therefore operate in the same way - a closed cycle of two isothermal and two adiabatic processes.
    • Hydrogen must replace fossil fuels through efficient production using solar radiation, thermochemical cycles, or bioinspired catalysts to split water.
    1.2 (of washing machine) 1.3 (of songs, poems, plays)
    Example sentences
    • Few established contemporary poets have shown the commitment or innovation displayed by Wearne in writing the long cycles of thematic poems.
    • Reading the text as a short story cycle and not just a collection reveals Lahiri's careful balancing of a range of representations and her intricate use of pattern and motif.
    • Akhmatova wrote a poem cycle called Cinque which was based on their evenings together.
  • 2 (Electricity, Computing)
    Example sentences
    • Grid software makes collections of computers more efficient by allowing them to share CPU cycles, memory and other resources so closely that they act almost like a single computer.
    • The resources that are important from an active networking point of view include CPU cycles, main memory, and outgoing network bandwidth.
    • These are typically scientific or technical and require a great number of computer processing cycles or access to large amounts of data.
    Example sentences
    • Different frequencies, measured in hertz, or cycles per second, indicate different levels and types of activities.
    • The rate at which an object vibrates is measured in Hertz or cycles per second.
    • Optical clocks, with frequencies measured near 10 cycles per second, promise greater accuracy.
  • 3 (bicycle) cycle shed
    estacionamiento (masculine) cubierto para bicicletas
    aparcamiento (masculine) cubierto para bicicletas (Spain)
    cycle shop
    tienda (feminine) de bicicletas
    Example sentences
    • Race officials today announced they will be awarding two mountain cycles to volunteers aiding the effort in this year's race.
    • The sheer number of people in attendance has reduced the road to barely the width of two cycles.
    • Sidharth rides a cycle selling tea and coffee in bus and railway stations to make a living.

intransitive verb

  • (person)
    ir en bicicleta
    I cycle to work
    voy al trabajo en bicicleta
    Example sentences
    • Jimmy Bergin from Abbeyleix took out his bicycle and cycled 28 miles to raise funds.
    • You could cycle, ride or kayak, but, personally, I prefer to trust my own two legs.
    • I opted to cycle for an hour out of London and then turn round, whatever the distance covered.
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