fortnightly biweekly
Cyclic Cyc"lic (s?k"l?k or s?"kl?k), Cyclical Cyc"lic*al (s?k"l?-kal), a. [Cf. F. cycluque, Gr. kykliko`s, fr. ky`klos See {Cycle}.] 1. Of or pertaining to a cycle or circle; moving in cycles; as, cyclical time. --Coleridge. [1913 Webster]

2. (Chemistry) Having atoms bonded to form a ring structure. Opposite of {acyclic}.

Note: Used most commonly in respect to organic compounds.

Note: [Narrower terms: {bicyclic}; {heterocyclic}; {homocyclic, isocyclic}]

Syn: closed-chain, closed-ring. [WordNet 1.5]

3. Recurring in cycles[2]; having a pattern that repeats at approximately equal intervals; periodic. Opposite of {noncyclic}.

Note: [Narrower terms: {alternate(prenominal), alternating(prenominal)}; {alternate(prenominal), every other(prenominal), every second(prenominal)}; {alternating(prenominal), oscillating(prenominal)}; {biyearly}; {circadian exhibiting 24-hour periodicity)}; {circular}; {daily, diurnal}; {fortnightly, biweekly}; {hourly}; {midweek, midweekly}; {seasonal}; {semestral, semestrial}; {semiannual, biannual, biyearly}; {semiweekly, biweekly}; {weekly}; {annual, yearly}; {biennial}; {bimonthly, bimestrial}; {half-hourly}; {half-yearly}; {monthly}; {tertian, alternate(prenominal)}; {triennial}] [WordNet 1.5]

4. Marked by repeated cycles[2]. [WordNet 1.5]

{Cyclic chorus}, the chorus which performed the songs and dances of the dithyrambic odes at Athens, dancing round the altar of Bacchus in a circle.

{Cyclic poets}, certain epic poets who followed Homer, and wrote merely on the Trojan war and its heroes; -- so called because keeping within the circle of a single subject. Also, any series or coterie of poets writing on one subject. --Milman. [1913 Webster]


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  • Biweekly — Bi week ly, a. [Pref. bi + weekly.] Occurring or appearing once every two weeks; fortnightly. n. A publication issued every two weeks. {Bi week ly}, adv. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Biweekly — Bi week ly, a. [Pref. bi + weekly.] Occurring or appearing once every two weeks; fortnightly. n. A publication issued every two weeks. {Bi week ly}, adv. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fortnightly — [[t]fɔ͟ː(r)tnaɪtli[/t]] ADJ: ADJ n A fortnightly event or publication happens or appears once every two weeks. [BRIT] They are now holding their fortnightly meetings at The New Invention Victory Club. ...an exciting new fortnightly magazine. ADV …   English dictionary

  • biweekly — [[t]baɪwi͟ːkli[/t]] ADJ: ADJ n A biweekly event or publication happens or appears once every two weeks. [AM] He used to see them at the biweekly meetings. ...Jesse Meyers, editor of Beverage Digest, the industry s biweekly newsletter. ADV: ADV… …   English dictionary

  • biweekly — 1. adjective /baɪˈwiːkli/ a) Occurring once every two weeks. b) Occurring twice a week (but see the Usage notes). Syn: fortnightly, twice weekly, semiweekly 2. adverb /baɪˈwiːkli/ a) E …   Wiktionary

  • biweekly — I. adjective Date: 1832 1. occurring twice a week 2. occurring every two weeks ; fortnightly Usage: see bi • biweekly adverb II. noun Date: circa 1890 …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • biweekly — Synonyms and related words: annual, biannual, biennial, bimonthly, catamenial, centenary, centennial, daily, daybook, decennial, diary, diurnal, ephemeris, fortnightly, gazette, hebdomadal, hourly, journal, magazine, menstrual, momentary,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • fortnightly — Synonyms and related words: annual, biannual, biennial, bimonthly, biweekly, catamenial, centenary, centennial, daily, daybook, decennial, diary, diurnal, ephemeris, gazette, hebdomadal, hourly, journal, magazine, menstrual, momentary, momently,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • biweekly — (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. semiweekly, twice monthly, once every two weeks, fortnightly …   English dictionary for students

  • biweekly — bi|week|ly [ˌbaıˈwi:kli] adj, adv 1.) appearing or happening every two weeks = ↑fortnightly ▪ a bi weekly magazine 2.) appearing or happening twice a week ▪ a bi weekly television drama …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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