hourly


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Hourly \Hour"ly\, a.
   Happening or done every hour; occurring hour by hour;
   frequent; often repeated; renewed hour by hour; continual.
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         In hourly expectation of a martyrdom.    --Sharp.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Hourly \Hour"ly\, adv.
   Every hour; frequently; continually.
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         Great was their strife, which hourly was renewed.
                                                  --Dryden.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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