Definition of cyclically in US English:



  • See cyclical

    • ‘The gypsy moth is a notorious pest that feeds on birches and other deciduous trees, and outbreaks of this pest occur cyclically across large regions of Japan.’
    • ‘His great genius was to see the global scope, and indefinite time scale, of the mechanisms of change operating cyclically on earth.’
    • ‘People first worshipped the earth and the sun because they were the magical entities which cyclically provided for their needs.’
    • ‘REM sleep occurs cyclically every 90 minutes during the night in association with high brain activity, rapid spontaneous eye movements and suppressed voluntary motor activity.’
    • ‘In women, many hormones in the blood and urine are cyclically altered under the influence of the hypothalamic-pituitary-ovarian axis.’
    • ‘Marketing decisions are critical to profitability due to the variability of prices monthly, annually, and cyclically.’
    • ‘The orientation of the vesicular cavities varies cyclically.’
    • ‘Over a five-year period, currencies tend to move cyclically.’
    • ‘We all lose hair cyclically, but we don't usually notice because the shedding phase for individual hairs varies, so while some are shedding, others are growing.’
    • ‘Global warming is something that the planet goes through cyclically, along with global cooling.’