American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Of, relating to, or having the shape of a cylinder, especially of a circular cylinder.
- adj. 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.
- adj. shaped like a cylinder
- cylinder + -ical (Wiktionary)
“Don, this is a tangled tale, but apparently they think that there is some kind of suspicious -- what they describe as a cylindrical object found on the campus.”
“I have no idea what it's called, but you've seen them -- long thin cylindrical files, made of the finest German steel.”
“An optional wraparound system is also available, enabling the machine to label cylindrical products.”
“They are all being described as cylindrical objects, suspicious.”
“Milling is undertaken by employing milling tools, namely a cylindrical cutter, end face mill, side and face milling cutter and end mill cutter.”
“Eighthly, one should drink out of a good breakfast cupthat is, the cylindrical type of cup, not the flat, shallow type.”
“Eighthly, one should drink out of a good breakfast cup — that is, the cylindrical type of cup, not the flat, shallow type.”
“The structure erected and occupied by the Jĕs´sakkīd´ for the performance of his powers as prophet or oracle has before been described as cylindrical, being made by planting four or more poles and wrapping about them sheets of birch bark, blankets, or similar material that will serve as a covering.”
The Mide'wiwin or "Grand Medicine Society" of the Ojibwa Seventh Annual Report of the Bureau of Ethnology to the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, 1885-1886, Government Printing Office, Washington, 1891, pages 143-300
“The civilized race which conquered Egypt must have developed its mode of building in a forest country where timber was abundant, for it is not probable, that the idea of cylindrical columns originated in a country destitute of trees.”
“The usual way a 360 panorama like this is projected on to a rectangular surface is called a cylindrical projection.”
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