cyclicity /suy klis"i tee/, n.
/suy"klik, sik"lik/, adj.
1. revolving or recurring in cycles; characterized by recurrence in cycles.
2. of, pertaining to, or constituting a cycle or cycles.
3. Chem. of or pertaining to a compound that contains a closed chain or ring of atoms (contrasted with acyclic).
4. Bot.
a. arranged in whorls, as the parts of a flower.
b. (of a flower) having the parts so arranged.
5. Math.
a. pertaining to an algebraic system in which all the elements of a group are powers of one element.
b. (of a set of elements) arranged as if on a circle, so that the first element follows the last.
[1785-95; < L cyclicus < Gk kyklikós circular. See CYCLE, -IC]

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