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 (sə-lĭn′drĭ-kəl) also cy·lin·dric (-drĭk)
1. Of, relating to, or having the shape of a cylinder, especially of a circular cylinder.
2. Mathematics Of or relating to the coordinate system, or to any of three coordinates in it, formed by two polar coordinates in a plane and a rectangular coordinate measured perpendicularly from the plane.

cy·lin′dri·cal′i·ty (-kăl′ĭ-tē) n.
cy·lin′dri·cal·ly adv.


(sɪˈlɪndrɪkəl) or


of, shaped like, or characteristic of a cylinder
cyˌlindriˈcality, cyˈlindricalness n
cyˈlindrically adv


(sɪˈlɪn drɪ kəl)

also cy•lin′dric,

of, pertaining to, or having the form of a cylinder.
[1640–50; < New Latin cylindric(us) (< Greek kylindrikós; see cylinder, -ic) + -al1]
cy•lin`dri•cal′i•ty, cy•lin′dri•cal•ness, n.
cy•lin′dri•cal•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.cylindrical - having the form of a cylinder
rounded - curving and somewhat round in shape rather than jagged; "low rounded hills"; "rounded shoulders"
أسطواني الشَّكل
henger alakú
silindir şeklinde


[sɪˈlɪndrɪkəl] ADJcilíndrico


[sɪˈlɪndrɪkəl] adjcylindrique


adj, cylindrically


[sɪˈlɪndrɪkl] adjcilindrico/a


(ˈsilində) noun
1. a solid shape or object with a circular base and top and straight sides.
2. any of several pieces of machinery of this shape, solid or hollow. The brake cylinder of his car is leaking.
3. a container in the shape of a cylinder. two cylinders of oxygen.
cyˈlindrical adjective
shaped like a cylinder. A beer-can is cylindrical.


a. cilíndrico-a.
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The ragged knight stole warily to a good position, then he unslung his cylindrical knapsack--which was simply the common fire-extinguisher known to modern times-- and the first chance he got he turned on his hose and shot the dragon square in the center of his cavernous mouth.
I seemed to see the membraneous and cylindrical tubes tremble beneath the undulation of the waters.
The peninsula is traversed by stern and barren mountains, and has many sandy plains, where the only sign of vegetation is the cylindrical cactus growing among the clefts of the rocks.
The autumn sun, rising over the shire hills, disclosed a pleasant country; woods brown and mellow varied the fields from which the harvest had been lately carried; a river, gliding between the woods, caught on its surface the somewhat cold gleam of the October sun and sky; at frequent intervals along the banks of the river, tall, cylindrical chimneys, almost like slender round towers, indicated the factories which the trees half concealed; here and there mansions, similar to Crimsworth Hall, occupied agreeable sites on the hill-side; the country wore, on the whole, a cheerful, active, fertile look.
By 'sweeps' were meant cylindrical sweeping brushes, such as are employed by those who clean chimneys.
Around the neck thus ensheathed, was a collar of cylindrical glass beads, diverse in color, and so arranged as to form images of deities, of the scarabaeus, etc, with the winged globe.
I look in the glass sometimes at my two long, cylindrical bags (so picturesquely rugged about the knees), my stand-up collar and billycock hat, and wonder what right I have to go about making God's world hideous.
In a cylindrical bracelet of gold about my wrist was my Barsoomian chronometer--a delicate instrument that records the tals and xats and zodes of Martian time, presenting them to view beneath a strong crystal much after the manner of an earthly odometer.
Both of them run down as far as the car, and lose themselves in an iron receptacle of cylindrical form, which is called the heat-tank.
It was an opening that would have admitted a half-dozen U-boats at one and the same time, roughly cylindrical in contour--and dark as the pit of perdition.
In their stiff, crackling dresses of black silk, with jet-bespangled jackets, and little rows of cylindrical grey curls drooping down on either side of their black bonnets, they looked like two old fashion plates which had wandered off into the wrong decade.
In the center of the room was a cylindrical shaft with an opening in its face.