- An Aegean island chain in southeast-central Greece, surrounding the main island Delos, further including the islands of Andros, Naxos, Paros, Santorini, Syra, Tinos and Zea.
- used with the definite article (The Cyclades), unless some islands are specified
From Ancient Greek Κυκλάδες (Kyklades), plural of Κυκλάς (Kyklas), from κύκλος (kyklos, “circle, ring”).
cyclades - Computer Definition
A packet switched network developed by Louis Pouzin in France in the early 1970s. CYCLADES was the first communications network without central control. Each machine was responsible for sending and receiving data, and it greatly influenced the eventual design of the Internet protocol (TCP/IP). In 1981, CYCLADES was abandoned in favor of France's X.25-based Transpac network. See TCP/IP and X.25.