(||Cy*cloi"de*i) n. pl. [NL., fr. Gr. ky`klos circle + - oid.] (Zoöl.) An order of fishes, formerly
proposed by Agassiz, for those with thin, smooth scales, destitute of marginal spines, as the herring and
salmon. The group is now regarded as artificial.
(Cy*cloid"i*an) a. & n. (Zoöl.) Same as 2d and 3d Cycloid.
(Cy*clom"e*ter) n. [Cyclo- + -meter.] A contrivance for recording the revolutions of a wheel,
as of a bicycle.
(Cy*clom"e*try) n. [Cyclo- + -metry: cf. F. cyclométrie.] (Geom.) The art of measuring
(Cy"clone) n. [Gr. moving in a circle, p. pr. of fr. ky`klos circle.] (Meteor.) A violent storm,
often of vast extent, characterized by high winds rotating about a calm center of low atmospheric pressure.
This center moves onward, often with a velocity of twenty or thirty miles an hour.
The atmospheric disturbance usually accompanying a cyclone, marked by an onward moving area of
high pressure, is called an anticyclone.
(Cy*clon"ic) a. Pertaining to a cyclone.
(Cy"clop) n. See Note under Cyclops, 1.
(Cy`clo*pe"an) a. [L. Cyclopeus, Gr. fr. Cyclops: cf. F. cyclopeen.] Pertaining to the Cyclops; characteristic
of the Cyclops; huge; gigantic; vast and rough; massive; as, Cyclopean labors; Cyclopean architecture.
(Cy`clo*pe"di*a Cy`clo*pæ"di*a) n. [NL., from Gr. ky`klos circle + paidei`a the bringing up
of a child, education, erudition, fr. paidey`ein to bring up a child. See Cycle, and cf. Encyclopedia,
Pedagogue.] The circle or compass of the arts and sciences (originally, of the seven so-called liberal
arts and sciences); circle of human knowledge. Hence, a work containing, in alphabetical order, information
in all departments of knowledge, or on a particular department or branch; as, a cyclopedia of the physical
sciences, or of mechanics. See Encyclopedia.
(Cy`clo*ped"ic) a. Belonging to the circle of the sciences, or to a cyclopedia; of the nature of
a cyclopedia; hence, of great range, extent, or amount; as, a man of cyclopedic knowledge.
(Cy`clo*pe"dist) n. A maker of, or writer for, a cyclopedia.