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A hype cycle is a graphic representation of the maturity, adoption and social application of specific technologies. 

A hype cycle in Gartner's interpretation comprises five phases:

"Technology Trigger" "Peak of Inflated Expectations""Trough of Disillusionment" "Slope of Enlightenment" "Plateau of Productivity" 

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