:Cyclic rule:

Pronunciation ˈsaɪklɪk

A phonological rule which operates iteratively on syntactic constituents, starting with the most deeply embedded ones. The Nuclear Stress Rule of Chomsky & Halle’s The sound pattern of English is an example of a cyclic rule.

Chomsky N. & Halle M. (1968) The sound pattern of English. New York: Harper & Row.