Cycle

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Cycle or cyclic may refer to:

Anthropology and social sciences[edit]

  • Cyclic history, a theory of history
  • Cyclical theory, a theory of American political history associated with Arthur Schlesinger, Sr.
  • Social cycle, various cycles in social sciences
    • Business cycle, the downward and upward movement of gross domestic product (GDP) around its ostensible, long-term growth trend

Arts, entertainment, and media[edit]

Films[edit]

Literature[edit]

Music[edit]

Musical terminology[edit]

  • Cycle (music), a set of musical pieces that belong together
    • Cyclic form, a technique of construction involving multiple sections or movements
    • Interval cycle, a collection of pitch classes generated from a sequence the same interval class
    • Song cycle, individually complete songs designed to be performed in a sequence as a unit

Albums[edit]

Science, technology, and mathematics[edit]

Biology[edit]

Computing[edit]

  • Cycles, a render engine for the software Blender
  • Instruction cycle, the time period during which a computer processes a machine language instruction
  • Reference cycle, where a software object refers directly or indirectly to itself

Mathematics[edit]

Other uses in science and technology[edit]

Vehicles[edit]

Other uses[edit]

See also[edit]