Acyclical (非周期性 fēi zhōu qí xìng) describes the irregular movements of the business cycle instead of recurring or moving in cycles regularly. Also see: countercyclical (逆周期 nì zhōu qí).
Part 1: Breakdown of Words
- “Acyclical” is the antonym of cyclical. The prefix “a” as (非 fēi) refers to negation. “非” (fēi) in Chinese phrases is often equal to the prefixes “non-” or “a-“. Another common “Chinese prefixes” with a similar meaning is “不” (bù).
- “非”(fēi) as in “very” (非常 fēi cháng), “outstanding” (非凡 fēi fán), or “not only” (非但 fēi dàn).
- Cyclical (周期的 zhōu qí dē), or cyclic, refers to events happening in a particular order to constitute a cycle.
- “Cyclical” (周期性 zhōu qí xìng) as in “cyclical industry” (周期性行业 zhōu qí xìng háng yè), or “cyclical unemployment” (周期性失业 zhōu qí xìng shī yè).
Part 2: Examples:
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