Cyclic vs Linear - What's the difference?

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As adjectives the difference between cyclic and linear

is that cyclic is characterized by, or moving in cycles, or happening at regular intervals while linear is linear (in mathematics, of first-degree polynomial).

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

cyclic

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Characterized by, or moving in cycles, or happening at regular intervals
  • The weather had a cyclic pattern of rain and sun.
  • (chemistry) Of a compound having chains of atoms arranged in a ring
  • Benzene and cyclohexane are both cyclic compounds.
  • (botany) Having parts arranged in a whorl
  • (mathematics, of a group) being generated by only one element
  • (geometry, of a polygon) able to be inscribed in a circle
  • Derived terms

    * cyclic chorus * cyclic poet

    linear

    English

    (wikipedia linear)

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Having the form of a line; straight.
  • Of or relating to lines.
  • Made in a step-by-step, logical manner.
  • (botany, of leaves) Long and narrow, with nearly parallel sides.
  • (mathematics) Of or relating to a class of polynomial of the form y = ax + b .
  • (physics) A type of length measurement involving only one spatial dimension (as opposed to area or volume).
  • See also

    * quadratic * cubic * quartic * quintic * linear algebra * areal

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