from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. recurring at regular intervals

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. recurring in cycles


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • 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.

    The Globe and Mail - Home RSS feed

  • 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.


  • "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

  • 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

  • That distinguishes them from shorter-term "cyclical" bull and bear markets.

    Markets Gird for Fresh Drama

  • Amid recent forecasts from Australia's Treasury Department that China's economy will continue to boom for the next 10 to 15 years at least, it makes little sense getting too concerned about short-term cyclical swings in Chinese growth, he added.

    Asian Currency Markets Cautious on China Economic Growth Debate


Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.