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English adjective: cyclic

1. cyclic conforming to the Carnot cycle


Domain categorythermodynamics

2. cyclic forming a whorl or having parts arranged in a whorl


SamplesCyclic petals.
Cyclic flowers.


Similarverticillate, verticillated, whorled


Domain categorybotany, phytology


Antonymsacyclic

3. cyclic of a compound having atoms arranged in a ring structure


Similarbicyclic, closed-chain, closed-ring, heterocyclic, homocyclic, isocyclic


Domain categorychemical science, chemistry


Antonymsopen-chain, acyclic

4. cyclic recurring in cycles


Synonymscyclical


Similaralternate, alternate, alternating, circular, orbitual, rotary


Attributecyclicity, periodicity


Antonymsnoncyclic, noncyclical

5. cyclic marked by repeated cycles


Similarperiodic, periodical


Antonymsaperiodic, nonperiodic









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