# Circle vs. Cycle

## Circle and Cycle Definitions

#### Circle

A plane curve everywhere equidistant from a given fixed point, the center.

#### Cycle

An interval of time during which a characteristic, often regularly repeated event or sequence of events occurs

Sunspots increase and decrease in intensity in an 11-year cycle.

#### Circle

A planar region bounded by a circle.

#### Cycle

A single complete execution of a periodically repeated phenomenon

A year constitutes a cycle of the seasons.

#### Circle

Something, such as a ring, shaped like such a plane curve.

#### Cycle

A periodically repeated sequence of events

The cycle of birth, growth, and death.

A cycle of reprisal and retaliation.

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#### Circle

A circular or nearly circular course, circuit, or orbit:a satellite's circle around the earth.

#### Cycle

The orbit of a celestial body.

#### Circle

A traffic circle.

#### Cycle

A long period of time; an age.

#### Circle

A series or process that finishes at its starting point or continuously repeats itself; a cycle.

#### Cycle

The aggregate of traditional poems or stories organized around a central theme or hero

The Arthurian cycle.

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#### Circle

A group of people sharing an interest, activity, or achievement:well-known in artistic circles.

#### Cycle

A series of poems or songs on the same theme

Schubert's song cycles.

#### Circle

A territorial or administrative division, especially of a province, in some European countries.

#### Cycle

A bicycle, motorcycle, or similar vehicle.

#### Circle

A sphere of influence or interest; domain.

#### Cycle

(Botany) A circular or whorled arrangement of flower parts such as those of petals or sepals.

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#### Circle

(Logic)A vicious circle.

#### Cycle

(Baseball) The achievement of hitting a single, double, triple, and home run in a single game.

#### Circle

To make or form a circle around:The hedge circles the fountain.

#### Cycle

To occur in or pass through a cycle.

#### Circle

To move in a circle around:The ship circled the island.

#### Cycle

To move in or as if in a cycle.

#### Circle

To move in a circle.

#### Cycle

To ride a bicycle, motorcycle, or similar vehicle.

#### Circle

(geometry) A two-dimensional geometric figure, a line, consisting of the set of all those points in a plane that are equally distant from a given point (center).

The set of all points (x, y) such that {{(x

R

^{2}}} is a circle of radius r around the point (1, 0).#### Cycle

To use in or put through a cycle

Cycled the heavily soiled laundry twice.

Cycling the recruits through eight weeks of basic training.

#### Circle

A two-dimensional geometric figure, a disk, consisting of the set of all those points of a plane at a distance less than or equal to a fixed distance (radius) from a given point.

#### Cycle

An interval of space or time in which one set of events or phenomena is completed.

The cycle of the seasons, or of the year

#### Circle

Any shape, curve or arrangement of objects that approximates to or resembles the geometric figures.

Children, please join hands and form a circle.

#### Cycle

A complete rotation of anything.

#### Circle

Any thin three-dimensional equivalent of the geometric figures.

Cut a circle out of that sheet of metal.

#### Cycle

A process that returns to its beginning and then repeats itself in the same sequence.

Electoral cycle

Menstrual cycle

News cycle

#### Circle

A curve that more or less forms part or all of a circle.

The crank moves in a circle.

#### Cycle

The members of the sequence formed by such a process.

#### Circle

A specific group of persons; especially one who shares a common interest.

Inner circle

Circle of friends

Literary circle

#### Cycle

(music) In musical set theory, an interval cycle is the set of pitch classes resulting from repeatedly applying the same interval class to the starting pitch class.

The interval cycle C4 consists of the pitch classes 0, 4 and 8; when starting on E, it is realised as the pitches E, G# and C.

#### Circle

The orbit of an astronomical body.

#### Cycle

A series of poems, songs or other works of art, typically longer than a trilogy.

The "Ring of the Nibelung" is a cycle of four operas by Richard Wagner.

#### Circle

(cricket) A line comprising two semicircles of 30 yards radius centred on the wickets joined by straight lines parallel to the pitch used to enforce field restrictions in a one-day match.

#### Cycle

A programme on a washing machine, dishwasher, or other such device.

Put the washing in on a warm cycle.

The spin cycle

#### Circle

(Wicca) A ritual circle that is cast three times deosil and closes three times widdershins either in the air with a wand or literally with stones or other items used for worship.

#### Cycle

A pedal-powered vehicle, such as a unicycle, bicycle, or tricycle, or a motorized vehicle that has either two or three wheels.

#### Circle

A traffic circle or roundabout.

#### Cycle

(baseball) A single, a double, a triple, and a home run hit by the same player in the same game.

Jones hit for the cycle in the game.

#### Circle

(obsolete) Compass; circuit; enclosure.

#### Cycle

(graph theory) A closed walk or path, with or without repeated vertices allowed.

#### Circle

(astronomy) An instrument of observation, whose graduated limb consists of an entire circle. When fixed to a wall in an observatory, it is called a mural circle; when mounted with a telescope on an axis and in Y's, in the plane of the meridian, a meridian or transit circle; when involving the principle of reflection, like the sextant, a reflecting circle; and when that of repeating an angle several times continuously along the graduated limb, a repeating circle.

#### Cycle

A chain whose boundary is zero.

#### Circle

A series ending where it begins, and repeating itself.

#### Cycle

An imaginary circle or orbit in the heavens; one of the celestial spheres.

#### Circle

(logic) A form of argument in which two or more unproved statements are used to prove each other; inconclusive reasoning.

#### Cycle

An age; a long period of time.

#### Circle

Indirect form of words; circumlocution.

#### Cycle

An orderly list for a given time; a calendar.

#### Circle

A territorial division or district.

The ten Circles of the Holy Roman Empire were those principalities or provinces which had seats in the German Diet.

#### Cycle

(botany) One entire round in a circle or a spire.

#### Circle

(in the plural) A bagginess of the skin below the eyes from lack of sleep.

After working all night, she had circles under her eyes.

#### Cycle

(weaponry) A discharge of a taser.

#### Circle

(transitive) To travel around along a curved path.

The wolves circled the herd of deer.

#### Cycle

(aviation) One take-off and landing of an aircraft, referring to a pressurisation cycle which places stresses on the fuselage.

#### Circle

(transitive) To surround.

A high fence circles the enclosure.

#### Cycle

To ride a bicycle or other cycle.

#### Circle

(transitive) To place or mark a circle around.

Circle the jobs that you are interested in applying for.

#### Cycle

To go through a cycle or to put through a cycle.

#### Circle

(intransitive) To travel in circles.

Vultures circled overhead.

#### Cycle

(electronics) To turn power off and back on

Avoid cycling the device unnecessarily.

#### Circle

A plane figure, bounded by a single curve line called its circumference, every part of which is equally distant from a point within it, called the center.

#### Cycle

(ice hockey) To maintain a team's possession of the puck in the offensive zone by handling and passing the puck in a loop from the boards near the goal up the side boards and passing to back to the boards near the goal

They have their cycling game going tonight.

#### Circle

The line that bounds such a figure; a circumference; a ring.

#### Cycle

An imaginary circle or orbit in the heavens; one of the celestial spheres.

#### Circle

An instrument of observation, the graduated limb of which consists of an entire circle.

#### Cycle

An interval of time in which a certain succession of events or phenomena is completed, and then returns again and again, uniformly and continually in the same order; a periodical space of time marked by the recurrence of something peculiar; as, the cycle of the seasons, or of the year.

Wages . . . bear a full proportion . . . to the medium of provision during the last bad cycle of twenty years.

#### Circle

A round body; a sphere; an orb.

It is he that sitteth upon the circle of the earth.

#### Cycle

An age; a long period of time.

Better fifty years of Europe than a cycle of Cathay.

#### Circle

Compass; circuit; inclosure.

In the circle of this forest.

#### Cycle

An orderly list for a given time; a calendar.

We . . . present our gardeners with a complete cycle of what is requisite to be done throughout every month of the year.

#### Circle

A company assembled, or conceived to assemble, about a central point of interest, or bound by a common tie; a class or division of society; a coterie; a set.

As his name gradually became known, the circle of his acquaintance widened.

#### Cycle

The circle of subjects connected with the exploits of the hero or heroes of some particular period which have served as a popular theme for poetry, as the legend of Arthur and the knights of the Round Table, and that of Charlemagne and his paladins.

#### Circle

A circular group of persons; a ring.

#### Cycle

One entire round in a circle or a spire; as, a cycle or set of leaves.

#### Circle

A series ending where it begins, and repeating itself.

Thus in a circle runs the peasant's pain.

#### Cycle

A bicycle or tricycle, or other light velocipede.

#### Circle

A form of argument in which two or more unproved statements are used to prove each other; inconclusive reasoning.

That heavy bodies descend by gravity; and, again, that gravity is a quality whereby a heavy body descends, is an impertinent circle and teaches nothing.

#### Cycle

A motorcycle.

#### Circle

Indirect form of words; circumlocution.

Has he given the lie,In circle, or oblique, or semicircle.

#### Cycle

A series of operations in which heat is imparted to (or taken away from) a working substance which by its expansion gives up a part of its internal energy in the form of mechanical work (or being compressed increases its internal energy) and is again brought back to its original state.

#### Circle

A territorial division or district.

#### Cycle

A complete positive and negative, or forward and reverse, action of any periodic process, such as a vibration, an electric field oscillation, or a current alternation; one period.

#### Circle

To move around; to revolve around.

Other planets circle other suns.

#### Cycle

To pass through a cycle{2} of changes; to recur in cycles.

#### Circle

To encompass, as by a circle; to surround; to inclose; to encircle.

Their heads are circled with a short turban.

So he lies, circled with evil.

#### Cycle

To ride a bicycle, tricycle, or other form of cycle.

#### Circle

To move circularly; to form a circle; to circulate.

Thy name shall circle round the gaping through.

#### Cycle

To cause to pass through a cycle{2}.

#### Circle

Ellipse in which the two axes are of equal length; a plane curve generated by one point moving at a constant distance from a fixed point;

He calculated the circumference of the circle

#### Cycle

An interval during which a recurring sequence of events occurs;

The neverending cycle of the seasons

#### Circle

An unofficial association of people or groups;

The smart set goes there

They were an angry lot

#### Cycle

A series of poems or songs on the same theme;

Schubert's song cycles

#### Circle

Something approximating the shape of a circle;

The chairs were arranged in a circle

#### Cycle

A periodically repeated sequence of events;

A cycle of reprisal and retaliation

#### Circle

Movement once around a course;

He drove an extra lap just for insurance

#### Cycle

The unit of frequency; one Hertz has a periodic interval of one second

#### Circle

A road junction at which traffic streams circularly around a central island;

The accident blocked all traffic at the rotary

#### Cycle

A single complete execution of a periodically repeated phenomenon;

A year constitutes a cycle of the seasons

#### Circle

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#### Cycle

A wheeled vehicle that has two wheels and is moved by foot pedals

#### Circle

A curved section or tier of seats in a hall or theater or opera house; usually the first tier above the orchestra;

They had excellent seats in the dress circle

#### Cycle

Cause to go through a recurring sequence;

Cycle thge laundry in this washing program

#### Circle

Any circular or rotating mechanism;

The machine punched out metal circles

#### Cycle

Pass through a cycle;

This machine automatically cycles

#### Circle

Travel around something;

Circle the globe

#### Cycle

Ride a motorcycle

#### Circle

Move in circles

#### Cycle

Ride a bicycle

#### Circle

Be around;

Developments surround the town

The river encircles the village

#### Cycle

Recur in repeating sequences

#### Circle

Form a circle around;

Encircle the errors