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Definitions of cylinder

  1. a surface generated by rotating a parallel line around a fixed line Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. a cylindrical container for oxygen or compressed air Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. a chamber within which piston moves Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. a solid bounded by a cylindrical surface and two parallel planes (the bases) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. A solid body which may be generated by the rotation of a parallelogram round one its sides; or a body of rollerlike form, of which the longitudinal section is oblong, and the cross section is circular. Newage Dictionary DB
  6. The space inclosed by any cylindrical surface. The space may be limited or unlimited in length. Newage Dictionary DB
  7. Any hollow body of cylindrical form Newage Dictionary DB
  8. The chamber of a steam engine in which the piston is moved by the force of steam. Newage Dictionary DB
  9. The barrel of an air or other pump. Newage Dictionary DB
  10. The revolving platen or bed which produces the impression or carries the type in a cylinder press. Newage Dictionary DB
  11. The bore of a gun; the turning chambered breech of a revolver. Newage Dictionary DB
  12. The revolving square prism carrying the cards in a Jacquard loom. Newage Dictionary DB
  13. The surface generated by a straight line moving parallel to a fixed straight line, and constantly touching a fixed curve; a solid bounded by such a surface and two parallel plane surfaces; a roller; a chamber in which force is exerted on the piston of an engine; the barrel of a pump; a round roller for printing; a roller-shaped stone with wedge-shaped inscriptions. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  14. 1. A geometrical figure formed by the revolution of a rectangle around one of its sides. 2. A cylindrical lens. 3. A renal cast. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  15. A solid circular or roller-like body, whose ends are equal parallet circles. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  16. Cylindrical. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  17. Solid or hollow circular body, with parallel sides and circular ends. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  18. A circular body of uniform diameter, the extremities of which are equal parallel circles. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  19. A long roller-like body, solid or hollow, of uniform circumference. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  20. A roller; a long circular body of uniform diameter. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  21. Any region marked by definite tissue. A dictionary of scientific terms. By Henderson, I. F.; Henderson, W. D. Published 1920.
  22. The set of tracks on a multi-headed disk thatmay be accessed without head movement. That is, thecollection of disk tracks which are the same distance from thespindle about which the disks rotate. Each such group formsthe shape of a cylinder. Placing data that are likely to beaccessed together in cylinders reduces the accesssignificantly as head movement (seeking) is slow compared todisk rotation and switching between heads. foldoc_fs
  23. sil'in-d[.e]r, n. a solid circular or roller-like body, whose ends are equal parallel circles: (mech.) applied to many cylindrical parts of machines, as any rotating cylindrical portion of a printing-press.--adjs. CYLINDR[=A]'CEOUS, somewhat cylindrical; CYLIN'DRIC, -AL, having the form or properties of a cylinder.--n. CYLINDRIC'ITY.--adj. CYLIN'DRIFORM, in the form of a cylinder.--n. CYL'INDROID, a body like a cylinder, but having its base elliptical. [Gr. kylindros, kylindein, to roll.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  24. [Greek] A body shaped like a round column; particularly, a cylindrical lens and a cylindrical cast. Axis c., a neuraxon. na
  25. (Geom.) solid generated by straight line moving parallel to itself and describing with its ends any fixed curve, esp. circle; roller-shaped body, hollow or solid; barrel-shaped object of baked clay covered with cuneiform writing and buried under Babylonian or Assyrian temple; stone of similar shape used as seal by Assyrians; cylindrical part of various machines, esp. chamber in which steam acts upon piston; metal roller used in printing. [Latin] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  26. An elongated body of the same transverse diameter throughout and circular on transverse section. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  27. See cast. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  28. [Gr., a cylinder.] The part of a steam-engine in which the piston is driven alternately up and down by the steam. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  29. n. [Greek] A geometric form generated by the rotation of a parallelogram round one of its sides; a body of roller-like form, of which the longitudinal section is oblong and the cross section is circular;—a body having two surfaces flat and one circular. Cabinet Dictionary
  30. A body having two flat surfaces and one Complete Dictionary

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