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cyclic

  
, cyclical  
      adj  
1    recurring or revolving in cycles  
2    (of an organic compound) containing a closed saturated or unsaturated ring of atoms. See also heterocyclic and homocyclic  
3      (Botany)  
a    arranged in whorls  
cyclic petals     
b    having parts arranged in this way  
cyclic flowers     
4      (Music)   of or relating to a musical form consisting of several movements sharing thematic material  
5      (Geometry)   (of a polygon) having vertices that lie on a circle  
6    (in generative grammar) denoting one of a set of transformational rules all of which must apply to a clause before any one of them applies to any clause in which the first clause is embedded  
  cyclically      adv  


cyclic AMP  
      n   cyclic adenosine monophosphate: a constituent of biological cells, responsible for triggering processes that are dependent on hormones  
cyclic pitch lever  
      n   a lever in a helicopter to change the angle of attack of individual rotor blades, causing the helicopter to move forwards, backwards, or sideways  
   Compare       collective pitch lever  
last-cyclic  
      adj     (Transformational grammar)   denoting rules that apply only to main clauses  
   Compare       cyclic       6       post-cyclic  
post-cyclic  
      adj     (Transformational grammar)   denoting rules that apply only after the transformations of a whole cycle  
   Compare       cyclic       6       last-cyclic  
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