Funicular
Funicular Fu*nic"u*lar, a. [Cf. F. funiculaire.] [1913 Webster] 1. Consisting of a small cord or fiber. [1913 Webster]

2. Dependent on the tension of a cord. [1913 Webster]

3. (Anat.) Pertaining to a funiculus; made up of, or resembling, a funiculus, or funiculi; as, a funicular ligament. [1913 Webster]

{Funicular action} (Mech.), the force or action exerted by a rope in drawing together the supports to which its ends are Fastened, when acted upon by forces applied in a direction transverse to the rope, as in the archer's bow.

{Funicular curve}. Same as {Catenary}.

{Funicular machine} (Mech.), an apparatus for illustrating certain principles in statics, consisting of a cord or chain attached at one end to a fixed point, and having the other passed over a pulley and sustaining a weight, while one or more other weights are suspended from the cord at points between the fixed support and the pulley.

{Funicular polygon} (Mech.), the polygonal figure assumed by a cord fastened at its extremities, and sustaining weights at different points. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • funicular — adjetivo,sustantivo masculino 1. [Vehículo, cabina] que es arrastrado por medio de un cable o de una cadena: El tren funicular ya no funciona. A la cima se va en funicular. transborda dor funicular …   Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

  • funicular — adj. 2 g. 1. Composto de cordas ou cabos. 2. Movido por cordas ou cabos. 3.  [Botânica] Relativo ao funículo. 4.  [Anatomia] Que diz respeito a um cordão ou funículo. • adj. 2 g. s. m. 5. Diz se de ou sistema de transporte no qual a tração é… …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • funicular — (Del lat. funicŭlus, cuerda). 1. adj. Dicho de un vehículo o de un artefacto: Cuya tracción se hace por medio de una cuerda, cable o cadena. U. t. c. s.) 2. Perteneciente o relativo a los funículos. ☛ V. ferrocarril funicular …   Diccionario de la lengua española

  • funicular — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ (of a railway on a steep slope) operated by cable with ascending and descending cars counterbalanced. ► NOUN ▪ a funicular railway. ORIGIN from Latin funiculus little rope …   English terms dictionary

  • funicular — [fyo͞o nik′yo͞o lər] adj. [< L funiculus (see FUNICLE) + AR] 1. of or like a funiculus or funiculi 2. of, worked by, or hanging from a rope or cable n. a mountain railway on which counterbalanced cars on parallel sets of rails are pulled up… …   English World dictionary

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