cylindrical

cylindrical
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

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  • Cylindrical lioplax — A 1870 drawing of the shell of Lioplax cyclostomaformis Conservation status …   Wikipedia

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