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cyclic also: cyclical Pronunciation: / ˈsaɪklɪkəl /, / ˈsɪklɪkəl /
American English: /ˈsaɪklɪk/
, /ˈsɪklɪk/
British English: /ˈsʌɪklɪk/
, /ˈsɪklɪk/

Translation of cyclic in Spanish:


  • cyclic form (Music)
    forma (feminine) cíclica
    Example sentences
    • The evolution of the universe could be cyclic, with regularly repeating periods of expansion and contraction.
    • The new terror was cyclic, and the cycle took exactly a century to complete.
    • Pepper, like some other fruit vegetables, shows a cyclic growth pattern where periods of high fruit set and slow fruit growth alternate with periods of low fruit set and rapid fruit growth.

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