cycle

  

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1. Periodic, repetitive sequence of events in a process that plays out over time (such as a life cycle), or keeps on going indefinitely (such as a cash cycle).
2. Periodic, repetitive fluctuations from a constant average (mean) or trend line in a time series data observed over an extended period (typically more than one year). Cycles within a year are called seasonal patterns or variations.
3. Single execution of a complete set of operations in a process, from beginning to end.

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