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Definition of "cycle" []

  • An interval of time during which a characteristic, often regularly repeated event or sequence of events occurs: Sunspots increase and decrease in intensity in an 11-year cycle. (noun)
  • A single complete execution of a periodically repeated phenomenon: A year constitutes a cycle of the seasons. (noun)
  • A periodically repeated sequence of events: the cycle of birth, growth, and death; a cycle of reprisal and retaliation. (noun)
  • The orbit of a celestial body. (noun)
  • A long period of time; an age. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "cycle" in a sentence
  • "i = 1 cycle: = farmy/2 newx = % startx% newy = % starty% loop, % cycle%"
  • "(From BarnesandNoble. com) Two decades strong, the Saint-Germain cycle is one of the most compelling works of dark fantasy and horror of our age."
  • "Whether she would want to pay cut from her stratospheric £400,000 is questionable, and why bother when it is clearly yet another spin cycle from the Brown ministry of truth."