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Meaning & Definition of Cycle in English

English

Cycle

/saɪkəl/

noun

1. An interval during which a recurring sequence of events occurs

  • "The never-ending cycle of the seasons"
    synonym:
  • cycle
  • ,
  • rhythm
  • ,
  • round

2. A series of poems or songs on the same theme

  • "Schubert's song cycles"
    synonym:
  • cycle

3. A periodically repeated sequence of events

  • "A cycle of reprisal and retaliation"
    synonym:
  • cycle

4. The unit of frequency

  • One hertz has a periodic interval of one second
    synonym:
  • hertz
  • ,
  • Hz
  • ,
  • cycle per second
  • ,
  • cycles/second
  • ,
  • cps
  • ,
  • cycle

5. A single complete execution of a periodically repeated phenomenon

  • "A year constitutes a cycle of the seasons"
    synonym:
  • cycle
  • ,
  • oscillation

6. A wheeled vehicle that has two wheels and is moved by foot pedals

    synonym:
  • bicycle
  • ,
  • bike
  • ,
  • wheel
  • ,
  • cycle

verb

1. Cause to go through a recurring sequence

  • "Cycle the laundry in this washing program"
    synonym:
  • cycle

2. Pass through a cycle

  • "This machine automatically cycles"
    synonym:
  • cycle

3. Ride a motorcycle

    synonym:
  • motorbike
  • ,
  • motorcycle
  • ,
  • cycle

4. Ride a bicycle

    synonym:
  • bicycle
  • ,
  • cycle
  • ,
  • bike
  • ,
  • pedal
  • ,
  • wheel

5. Recur in repeating sequences

    synonym:
  • cycle

Examples of using

It's a vicious cycle.
This cycle of suspicion and discord must end.
My menstrual cycle is about every four weeks.