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Main Entry: 1cy·cle
Pronunciation: primarystresssimacr-kschwal
Function: noun
1 : a period of time taken up by a series of events or actions that repeat themselves regularly and in the same order <the cycle of the seasons>
2 a : a series of events or operations that happen again and again regularly and usually lead back to the starting point <the cycle of the blood from the heart, through the blood vessels, and back again> <the drying cycle of a dishwasher> b : one complete occurrence of a cycle <a cycle of alternating current> <the cycle of an electromagnetic or sound wave> <the cycle of a vibration>
3 : a long period of time : AGE
- cy·clic /primarystresssimacr-klik also primarystresssik-lik/ or cy·cli·cal /primarystresssimacr-kli-kschwal, primarystresssik-li-/ adjective
- cy·cli·cal·ly /-k(schwa-)lemacron/ adverb

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