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cylinder

cyl·in·der

cylinder

 
pronunciation:
sI ln dr
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: in geometry, a surface or volume described by a straight line tracing a closed curve, esp. a circle, at a fixed angle, usu. a right angle, in two parallel planes.
Do you know the formula for finding the area of a cylinder?
definition 2: any object having the shape of a circular cylinder.
We need a cardboard cylinder to mail this poster.For this project, you'll need a tall cylinder like a large juice can.
similar words:
roll, tube
definition 3: in a pump or engine, the cylinder-shaped chamber in which a piston moves.
The car is only operating on two cylinders.
definition 4: in a revolver, the rotating chamber containing the cartridges.
definition 5: in some printing presses, a cylinder-shaped rotating surface bearing the impression to be printed or the paper to be printed on.
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