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  • adj. Of or relating to cylinders; shaped like a cylinder.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Having the form of a cylinder, or of a section of its convex surface; partaking of the properties of the cylinder.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having the form of a cylinder, or partaking of its properties.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. having the form of a cylinder


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  • The very last problem I studied was about determining the height to diameter ratio that gives the minimum surface area of a cylindric can with a fixed volume.

    Archive 2008-01-01

  • Tarski's cylindric algebras constitute a particular abstract formulation of first order logic in terms of diagonal relations coding equality and substitution relations encoding variables.


  • Among logicians and mathematicians he is in addition famous for his work on set theory, model theory and algebra, which includes results and developments such as the Banach-Tarski paradox, the theorem on the indefinability of truth (see section 2 below), the completeness and decidability of elementary algebra and geometry, and the notions of cardinal, ordinal, relation and cylindric algebras.

    Alfred Tarski

  • This is a new type of grinding machine consisting of cylindric grinding chamber suspended on springs and vibrated at high frequency with the help of an excentric mounted on an electric motor.

    8. Preparation of glazes

  • It was unfurnished except for a smooth, cylindric pedestal holding a glimmering golden dish of oil.


  • The destruction of the foster-mother takes place by the mutual interlacement of the roots, which descending irregularly, form at first a strong net-work, subsequently becoming a cylindric binding, in the strongest possible way to the trunk, and preventing all lateral distinction.

    Journals of Travels in Assam, Burma, Bhootan, Afghanistan and the Neighbouring Countries

  • One would imagine that one was passing through rocks presenting nothing interesting: the rocks are in many places very hard, particularly when they have been long exposed to the atmosphere, in which case they are less red than when sheltered by vegetation, when they are soft and of a reddish colour: the fossils are by no means frequent, the cylindric

    Journals of Travels in Assam, Burma, Bhootan, Afghanistan and the Neighbouring Countries

  • The effect of this is, that, when the screws are brought together, the cylindric portion serves as a guide to the threads, and the most inexperienced person cannot fail to make them catch fair at the first trial.

    Fire Prevention and Fire Extinction

  • The bench planes [instructed Nicholson] are, the jack plane, the fore plane, the trying plane, the long plane, the jointer, and the smoothing plane; the cylindric plane, the compass and forkstaff planes; the straight block, for straightening short edges.

    Woodworking Tools 1600-1900

  • Abdomen smooth, shining, and ferruginous; the node of the petiole incrassate, cylindric, and tapering upwards into a very acute spine.

    Journal of the Proceedings of the Linnean Society - Vol. 3 Zoology


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