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English definition of “cycle”

cycle

noun (SERIES)    /ˈsaɪ.kl̩/
B2 [C] a group of events that happen in a particular order, one following the other, and are often repeated: the life cycle of a mothOrder and sequenceSimultaneous and consecutive [C] one in a series of movements that a machine performs: the washing machine's spin cycleOrder and sequenceSimultaneous and consecutive
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