Meaning of “cyclical” in the English Dictionary

"cyclical" in British English

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(Definition of “cyclical” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"cyclical" in American English

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us /ˈsɑɪ·klɪ·kəl, ˈsɪk·lɪ-/ also cyclic, /ˈsɑɪ·klɪk, ˈsɪk·lɪk/

happening as a complete set of events that repeat themselves regularly in the same order or in a regularly repeated period of time:

Changes in the economy often follow a cyclical pattern.

(Definition of “cyclical” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"cyclical" in Business English

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uk /ˈsɪklɪkəl/ us

used to describe an event that is part of a group of events that happen in a particular order, one following the other, and that are often repeated:

a cyclical dip/low
(a) cyclical decline/downturn/slowdown The retail diamond market has gone into cyclical downturn.
a cyclical high/peak/recovery
a cyclical boom/upswing/upturn
cyclical developments/factors The increased mobility of capital has also made exchange rates more sensitive to cyclical developments.

having a regular pattern of successful periods or increases followed by less successful periods or reductions:

Prices are great now, but we have all seen market prices collapse, and we know that markets are cyclical.
Real estate is a cyclical business.

(Definition of “cyclical” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)