Definition of non-cyclic in English:

non-cyclic

adjective

  • 1That does not form part of a cycle; not involving or relating to cycles.

  • 2Chemistry. Having or designating a molecular structure containing no closed rings of atoms.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. From non- + cyclic.

Pronunciation

non-cyclic

/nɒnˈsʌɪklɪk//nɒnˈsɪklɪk/