of, relating to, or having the form of a cylinder.
- Also cy·lin·dric [si-lin-drik] /sɪˈlɪn drɪk/ .
- cy·lin·dri·cal·i·ty, cy·lin·dri·cal·ness, noun
- cy·lin·dri·cal·ly, adverb
- sub·cy·lin·dric, adjective
- sub·cy·lin·dri·cal, adjective
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How to use cylindrical in a sentence
A cylindrical mouthpiece, possibly a hollow bird bone, was inserted in the hole, they suspect.Humans made a horn out of a conch shell about 18,000 years ago | Bruce Bower | February 10, 2021 | Science News
Bea Alvarez pierced the Pauma Valley earth with the metallic bit of her cylindrical soil tester.
You can also place a draft stopper — a cylindrical pillow you can get for less than $15 at a hardware store — on windowsills and door thresholds.How to stop your house’s expensive drafts — and save the planet | Sarah Kaplan | January 27, 2021 | Washington Post
As we just saw, the first Betti number, b1, is the number of circular holes in a shape — like the circle around the cylindrical straw, the three holes in binder paper and the two circular directions of the torus.
When it comes to lens shape for kids, you can opt for a cylindrical shape which should provide a good amount of visibility for their ski sessions.Best ski goggles: What to look for in a pair you’ll love | Eric Alt | January 20, 2021 | Popular-Science
If nothing else, the thing looks amazing, like a little black cylindrical bomb.20 Life-Altering Developments Just Announced at Apple’s Life-Altering Worldwide Developers Conference | Winston Ross | June 10, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Two days later, a delivery man brings a large, cylindrical package to my door.
No pylons, no chemical-poisoned swamps, no cylindrical gas tanks.
At that time one of his high-pressure puffer-engines, with a cylindrical boiler and internal tube, was working in Staffordshire.
It was of a cylindrical shape, having a deep zone at the equator, and a containing capacity of about 300 feet.Asbestos | Robert H. Jones
He does not recollect the duty the engine performed with the cylindrical boilers.
When the cigars are dry the paper is taken off, and the bunch retains the cylindrical shape given it.Tobacco; Its History, Varieties, Culture, Manufacture and Commerce | E. R. Billings.
The boilers were Trevithick's cylindrical with internal tube, wholly of wrought iron.
British Dictionary definitions for cylindrical
of, shaped like, or characteristic of a cylinder
- cylindricality or cylindricalness, noun
- cylindrically, adverb
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