Shaped like a cylinder; referring to a cylinder.

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  • cylindrical — 1640s, probably from cylindric (but this is attested only from 1680s), from Gk. kylindrikos, from kylindros (see CYLINDER (Cf. cylinder)) + AL (Cf. al) (1) …   Etymology dictionary

  • cylindrical — [sə lin′dri kəl] adj. of or having the shape of a cylinder: also cylindric cylindricality [sə lin΄drikal′ə tē] n. cylindrically adv …   English World dictionary

  • Cylindrical — Cylindric Cy*lin dric (s? l?n dr?k), Cylindrical Cy*lin dric*al ( dr? kal), a. [Gr. kylindriko s, from ky lindros cylinder: cf. F. cylindrique.] Having the form of a cylinder, or of a section of its convex surface; partaking of the properties of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cylindrical — [[t]sɪlɪ̱ndrɪk(ə)l[/t]] ADJ Something that is cylindrical is in the shape of a cylinder. ...a cylindrical aluminium container... It is cylindrical in shape …   English dictionary

  • cylindrical — cylinder ► NOUN 1) a three dimensional shape with straight parallel sides and a circular or oval cross section. 2) a piston chamber in a steam or internal combustion engine. 3) a cylindrical container for liquefied gas under pressure. 4) a… …   English terms dictionary

  • cylindrical — adj. Cylindrical is used with these nouns: ↑shape …   Collocations dictionary

  • cylindrical — cy|lin|dri|cal [sıˈlındrıkəl] adj in the shape of a cylinder ▪ a cylindrical oil tank …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • cylindrical — adjective in the shape of a cylinder: A huge cylindrical oil tank stood beside the engine …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • cylindrical — also cylindric adjective Date: 1646 relating to or having the form or properties of a cylinder • cylindrically adverb …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • cylindrical — adj. [Gr. kylindros, cylinder] Round, cylinder like with parallel sides …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • cylindrical — cylindricality, cylindricalness, n. cylindrically, adv. /si lin dri keuhl/, adj. of, pertaining to, or having the form of a cylinder. Also, cylindric. [1640 50; < NL cylindric(us) ( < Gk kylindrikós; see CYLINDER, IC) + AL1] * * * …   Universalium

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