or cy·lin·dric

[ si-lin-dri-kuh l or si-lin-drik ]
/ sɪˈlɪn drɪ kəl or sɪˈlɪn drɪk /


of, relating to, or having the form of a cylinder.

Origin of cylindrical

1640–50; < New Latin cylindric(us) (< Greek kylindrikós; see cylinder, -ic) + -al1

Related forms

cy·lin·dri·cal·i·ty, cy·lin·dri·cal·ness, nouncy·lin·dri·cal·ly, adverbsub·cy·lin·dric, adjectivesub·cy·lin·dri·cal, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for cylindrical


cylindric (sɪˈlɪndrɪk)

/ (sɪˈlɪndrɪkəl) /


of, shaped like, or characteristic of a cylinder

Derived Forms

cylindricality or cylindricalness, nouncylindrically, adverb
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Medicine definitions for cylindrical


[ sə-lĭndrĭ-kəl ]


Of, relating to, or having the shape of a cylinder, especially of a circular cylinder.
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