Non-cyclic



[sahy-klik, sik-lik] /ˈsaɪ klɪk, ˈsɪk lɪk/

adjective
1.
revolving or recurring in cycles; characterized by recurrence in cycles.
2.
of, relating to, or constituting a cycle or cycles.
3.
Chemistry. of or relating to a compound that contains a closed chain or ring of atoms (contrasted with ).
4.
Botany.

5.
Mathematics.

/ˈsaɪklɪk; ˈsɪklɪk/
adjective
1.
recurring or revolving in cycles
2.
(of an organic compound) containing a closed saturated or unsaturated ring of atoms See also heterocyclic, homocyclic
3.
(botany)

4.
(music) of or relating to a musical form consisting of several movements sharing thematic material
5.
(geometry) (of a polygon) having vertices that lie on a circle
6.
(in generative grammar) denoting one of a set of transformational rules all of which must apply to a clause before any one of them applies to any clause in which the first clause is embedded
adj.

1794, from French cyclique (16c.), from Latin cyclicus, from Greek kyklikos “moving in a circle,” from kyklos (see cycle (n.)).

cyclic cy·clic (sī’klĭk, sĭk’lĭk) or cy·cli·cal (sī’klĭ-kəl, sĭk’lĭ-kəl)
adj.

cy’cli·cal’i·ty (sĭk’lə-kāl’ĭ-tē, sī’klə-) n.
cy’cli·cal·ly adv.
cyclic
(sĭk’lĭk, sī’klĭk)

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