Definition of cyclical in English:


Pronunciation /ˈsiklək(ə)l/ /ˈsɪklək(ə)l/ /ˈsīklək(ə)l/ /ˈsaɪklək(ə)l/

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  • Occurring in cycles; recurrent.

    ‘the cyclical nature of the cement industry’
    • ‘Variations in exports are expected to be sufficient in order to cope with the cyclical ups and downs in production.’
    • ‘No doubt some of that decline is a cyclical response to the giant surge in the late 1990s.’
    • ‘The two main components of spending that tend to be the most volatile and cyclical are investment and exports.’
    • ‘The sector is viewed as cyclical by analysts because demand for transport for goods is highly dependent on the global economy.’
    • ‘The cyclical nature of the play also brought it into a universal context.’
    • ‘In spite of the cyclical nature of the cement industry, the company has performed remarkably well.’
    • ‘There has been no meaningful increase in productivity growth outside expected cyclical improvements.’
    • ‘Happily, the money-supply growth rate now is not as out of control as it was in previous episodes of cyclical excess.’
    • ‘The business is cyclical, but there is evidence that the growth in premium rates is levelling off.’
    • ‘The excitement and suspense mounts and ebbs in its very own cyclical fashion, just like the tides.’
    recurrent, recurring, happening at regular intervals, regular, repeated, repetitive
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