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Definition of Cycle

Cycle

  1. An imaginary circle or orbit in the heavens; one of the celestial spheres.
  2. An interval of time in which a certain succession of events or phenomena is completed, and then returns again and again, uniformly and continually in the same order; a periodical space of time marked by the recurrence of something peculiar; as, the cycle of the seasons, or of the year.
  3. An age; a long period of time.
  4. An orderly list for a given time; a calendar.
  5. The circle of subjects connected with the exploits of the hero or heroes of some particular period which have served as a popular theme for poetry, as the legend of Arthur and the knights of the Round Table, and that of Charlemagne and his paladins.
  6. One entire round in a circle or a spire; as, a cycle or set of leaves.
  7. A bicycle or tricycle, or other light velocipede.
  8. To pass through a cycle of changes; to recur in cycles.
  9. To ride a bicycle, tricycle, or other form of cycle.
  10. 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.
  11. 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 Quotations

Each thing is of like form from everlasting and comes round again in its cycle.
Marcus Aurelius

There is a mysterious cycle in human events. To some generations much is given. Of other generations much is expected. This generation of Americans has a rendezvous with destiny.
Franklin D. Roosevelt

Americans are in a cycle of fear which leads to people not wanting to spend and not wanting to make investments, and that leads to more fear. We'll break out of it. It takes time.
Warren Buffett

If women are supposed to be less rational and more emotional at the beginning of our menstrual cycle when the female hormone is at its lowest level, then why isn't it logical to say that, in those few days, women behave the most like the way men behave all month long?
Gloria Steinem

Another thing that freaks me out is time. Time is like a book. You have a beginning, a middle and an end. It's just a cycle.
Mike Tyson
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Cycle Translations

cycle in Afrikaans is fietsry, fiets
cycle in Danish is cykel
cycle in Dutch is wielrijden, fietsen
cycle in German is Ablauf [zeitl.] {m}, Kreisprozess, Zyklus
cycle in Italian is circolazione, andare in bicicletta
cycle in Norwegian is sykkel
cycle in Portuguese is ciclo, bicicleta
cycle in Spanish is ciclo, bicicleta
cycle in Swedish is cykel

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