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"cyclical" in British English

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cyclicaladjective

uk   us   /ˈsaɪ.klɪ.kəl/ /ˈsɪk.lɪ-/ (also cyclic )
Cyclical ​eventshappen in a ​particularorder, one ​following the other, and are often ​repeated: Changes in the ​economy have ​followed a cyclical ​pattern.
(Definition of cyclical from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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cyclicaladjective

 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 ​regularlyrepeatedperiod of ​time: Changes in the ​economy often ​follow a cyclical ​pattern.
(Definition of cyclical from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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cyclicaladjective

uk   us   /ˈsɪklɪkəl/
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/​upturncyclical developments/factors The ​increasedmobility of ​capital has also made ​exchangerates more ​sensitive to cyclical ​developments.
having a ​regularpattern of ​successfulperiods or ​increasesfollowed by less ​successfulperiods or ​reductions: Prices are great now, but we have all seen ​marketpricescollapse, 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)
Translations of “cyclical”
in Chinese (Simplified) 循环, 周期…
in Turkish düzenli aralıklarla tekerrür eden, dönüşül…
in Russian циклический…
in Chinese (Traditional) 循環, 週期…
in Polish cykliczny…
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