Definition of cyclical in English:


Syllabification: cy·cli·cal
Pronunciation: /ˈsiklək(ə)l
, ˈsīklək(ə)l


Occurring in cycles; recurrent: the cyclical nature of the cement industry
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  • Variations in exports are expected to be sufficient in order to cope with the cyclical ups and downs in production.
  • No doubt some of that decline is a cyclical response to the giant surge in the late 1990s.
  • The two main components of spending that tend to be the most volatile and cyclical are investment and exports.
periodic, seasonal, circular



Pronunciation: /-ik(ə)lē/
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  • People first worshipped the earth and the sun because they were the magical entities which cyclically provided for their needs.
  • In women, many hormones in the blood and urine are cyclically altered under the influence of the hypothalamic-pituitary-ovarian axis.
  • REM sleep occurs cyclically every 90 minutes during the night in association with high brain activity, rapid spontaneous eye movements and suppressed voluntary motor activity.

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