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subcycle (plural subcycles)
- (sciences) A smaller or shorter-term cycle within a larger or longer-term cycle
1993, Rober G. Radwin & Mei Li Lin, “An analytical method for characterizing repetitive motion and postural stress using spectral analysis”, Ergonomics, volume 36, number 4:
- Hence there were two subcycles contained within the fundamental cycle.