Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Pertaining to a cycle; cyclic.
  • In botany: Rolled up circularly, as many embryos.
  • Arranged in cycles or whorls; verticillate.
  • In zoö., recurrent in successive circles; serially circular; spiral; whorled.

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  • adjective recurring at regular intervals

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  • adjective recurring in cycles

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Examples

  • America's official unemployment rate remains stubbornly near 10%, the real unemployment rate is likely well north of 20% and neither the president nor any of the major presidential challengers appear to understand this essential truth: Our malaise is NOT simply a short term cyclical problem amenable to even more profligate Democratic stimulus or knee jerk Republican flat taxes.

    Peter Navarro and Greg Autry: Why the Best Jobs Program Is Trade Reform

  • America's official unemployment rate remains stubbornly near 10%, the real unemployment rate is likely well north of 20% and neither the president nor any of the major presidential challengers appear to understand this essential truth: Our malaise is NOT simply a short term cyclical problem amenable to even more profligate Democratic stimulus or knee jerk Republican flat taxes.

    Peter Navarro and Greg Autry: Why the Best Jobs Program Is Trade Reform

  • Some of the experts call it cyclical, others say it is structural, and there are those who attribute it to being a combination of the two.

    Construction and the Canadian Economy

  • It is a concept that attempts to show whether government finances would be in balance if it weren't for short term cyclical factors like the current, protracted global economic slowdown.

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  • Probably my favorite Scott Sumner post is the one where he offered what I called a cyclical monetary theory, meaning that monetary theory is itself cyclical.

    EconLog

  • "The recycling industry is what we call cyclical," Foss said.

    GJSentinel - Latest News Headlines

  • (LM) I too, have come to if not a belief in "cyclical" patterns, a belief at least in "the law of averages".

    The Fall Of The House Of Bush

  • (LM) I too, have come to if not a belief in "cyclical" patterns, a belief at least in "the law of averages".

    Archive 2008-05-01

  • After all, the idea is to bring in cyclical labour.

    The new underclass : Law is Cool

  • In Sydney, materials companies were leading a broad-based recovery in cyclical stocks after the previous session's punishing selloff.

    Asia Mixed; Banks Down in Shanghai

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