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Etymology

From [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] cylindrus from Ancient Greek κύλινδρος (kulindros).

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Noun

A drawing of a cylinder showing the height at the center.

Singular
cylinder

Plural
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  1. (geometry) A surface created by projecting a closed two-dimensional curve along an axis intersecting the plane of the curve.
    When the two-dimensional curve is a circle, the cylinder is called a circular cylinder. When the axis is perpendicular to the plane of the curve, the cylinder is called a right cylinder. In non-mathematical usage, both 'right and circular are usually implied.
  2. (geometry) A solid figure bounded by a cylinder and two parallel planes intersecting the cylinder.
  3. Any object in the form of a circular cylinder.
    • 1898H. G. Wells, The War of the Worlds Ch.4
      A big greyish rounded bulk, the size, perhaps, of a bear, was rising slowly and painfully out of the cylinder.
  4. A cylindrical cavity or chamber in a mechanism, such as the counterpart to a piston found in a piston-driven engine.
  5. A container in the form of a cylinder with rounded ends for storing pressurized gas.
  6. An early form of phonograph recording, made on a wax cylinder.

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Danish

Noun

cylinder c.

  1. cylinder

Swedish

Noun

Inflection for cylinder Singular Plural
common Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative cylinder cylindern cylindrar cylindrarna
Genitive cylinders cylinderns cylindrars cylindrarnas

cylinder c.

  1. (geometry) cylinder

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