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Cycle Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    cycle n
  1. an interval during which a recurring sequence of events occurs; "the neverending cycle of the seasons" [syn: rhythm, round]
  2. a series of poems or songs on the same theme; "schubert's song cycles"
  3. a periodically repeated sequence of events; "a cycle of reprisal and retaliation"
  4. the unit of frequency; one Hertz has a periodic interval of one second [syn: Hertz, Hz, cycle per second, cycles/second, cps]
  5. a single complete execution of a periodically repeated phenomenon; "a year constitutes a cycle of the seasons" [syn: oscillation]
  6. a wheeled vehicle that has two wheels and is moved by foot pedals [syn: bicycle, bike, wheel] v
  7. cause to go through a recurring sequence; "cycle thge laundry in this washing program"
  8. pass through a cycle; "This machine automatically cycles"
  9. ride a motorcycle [syn: motorcycle]
  10. ride a bicycle [syn: bicycle, bike, pedal, wheel]
  11. recur in repeating sequences
Cycle Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Cycle \Cy"cle\, n. (a) (Thermodynamics) A series of operations in which heat is imparted to (or taken away from) a working substance which by its expansion gives up a part of its internal energy in the form of mechanical work (or being compressed increases its internal energy) and is again brought back to its original state. (b) (Elec.) A complete positive and negative wave of an alternating current; one period. The number of cycles (per second) is a measure of the frequency of an alternating current.
Cycle Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Cycle \Cy"cle\ (s?"k'l), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Cycled. (-k'ld); p. pr. & vb. n. Cycling (-kl?ng).]
  1. To pass through a cycle of changes; to recur in cycles. 220 catflap.bishopston.net dictd 1.11.2/rf on FreeBSD 8.1-STABLE <231612.75897.1289342449@catflap.bishopston.net>
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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Cycle'


  • Cycle: Cycle, and in some cases cyclic, may refer to: A cycle of a repeating event or process with periodicity in many fields (physics, ...
  • Bicycle: A bicycle, also known as a bike, pushbike or cycle, is a pedal-driven, human-powered , single-track vehicle , having two wheels attached ...
  • Hitting for the cycle: In baseball , a player hits for the cycle when he hits a single , a double , a triple , and a home run in the same game, though not ...
  • Segregated cycle facilities: Segregated cycle facilities (a.k.a. bike lanes) are road s, tracks, paths or marked lanes designated for use by cyclist s from which ...
  • Business cycle: The term business cycle (or economic cycle) refers to economy-wide fluctuations in production or economic activity over several months or ...
  • Menstrual cycle: The menstrual cycle is a series of physiological changes that can occur in fertile female s. mammal undergo estrous cycle s, in which the ...
  • Water cycle: The water cycle, also known as the hydrologic cycle or H 2 O cycle, describes the continuous movement of water on, above and below the ...
  • Cycle graph: In graph theory , a cycle graph or circular graph is a graph that consists of a single cycle , or in other words, some number of vertices ...

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* Oh, life is a glorious cycle of song, A medley of extemporanea And love is a thing that can never go wrong And I am Marie of Roumania. - Dorothy Parker

* If the automobile had followed the same development cycle as the computer, a Rolls-Royce would today cost 100, get one million miles to the gallon, and explode once a year, killing everyone inside. - Robert X Cringely

* Oh, life is a glorious cycle of song, A medley of extemporanea And love is a thing that can never go wrong And I am Marie of Roumania. - Dorothy Rothschild Parker


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