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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cyclic  \Cyc"lic\  (s?k"l?k  or  s?"kl?k),  Cyclical  \Cyc"lic*al\ 
  (s?k"l?-kal),  a.  [Cf.  F.  cycluque  Gr  kykliko`s,  fr  ky`klos 
  See  {Cycle}.] 
  Of  or  pertaining  to  a  cycle  or  circle;  moving  in  cycles;  as 
  cyclical  time.  --Coleridge. 
 
  {Cyclic  chorus},  the  chorus  which  performed  the  songs  and 
  dances  of  the  dithyrambic  odes  at  Athens,  dancing  round 
  the  altar  of  Bacchus  in  a  circle. 
 
  {Cyclic  poets},  certain  epic  poets  who  followed  Homer,  and 
  wrote  merely  on  the  Trojan  war  and  its  heroes;  --  so 
  called  because  keeping  within  the  circle  of  a  single 
  subject.  Also  any  series  or  coterie  of  poets  writing  on 
  one  subject.  --Milman. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  cyclic 
  adj  1:  botany;  forming  a  whorl  or  having  parts  arranged  in  a  whorl; 
  "cyclic  petals";  "cyclic  flowers"  [ant:  {acyclic}] 
  2:  chemistry;  having  atoms  arranged  in  a  ring  structure  [ant:  {acyclic}] 
  3:  recurring  in  cycles  [syn:  {cyclical}]  [ant:  {noncyclic}] 
  4:  marked  by  repeated  cycles 




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