right circular cylinder
noun Date: 1877 a cylinder with the bases circular and with the axis joining the two centers of the bases perpendicular to the planes of the two bases

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  • right circular cylinder — n. see CYLINDER (sense 1a) …   English World dictionary

  • right circular cylinder — Geom. a cylinder generated by the revolution of a rectangle about one of its sides. Cf. oblique circular cylinder. [1940 45] * * * …   Universalium

  • right circular cylinder — Geom. a cylinder generated by the revolution of a rectangle about one of its sides. Cf. oblique circular cylinder. [1940 45] …   Useful english dictionary

  • right-circular cylinder — noun see right cylinder …   Useful english dictionary

  • oblique circular cylinder — Geom. a cylinder generated by the revolution of a parallelogram other than a rectangle about one of its sides. Cf. right circular cylinder. * * * …   Universalium

  • oblique circular cylinder — Geom. a cylinder generated by the revolution of a parallelogram other than a rectangle about one of its sides. Cf. right circular cylinder …   Useful english dictionary

  • cylinder — [sil′ən dər] n. [Fr cylindre < L cylindrus < Gr kylindros < kylindein, to roll < IE base * (s)kel , to bend > CALCAR, COLON1] 1. Geom. a) in geometry, a solid figure consisting of two parallel bases in the form of congruent, closed …   English World dictionary

  • Cylinder (geometry) — A right circular cylinder A cylinder is one of the most basic curvilinear geometric shapes, the surface formed by the points at a fixed distance from a given line segment, the axis of the cylinder. The solid enclosed by this surface and by two… …   Wikipedia

  • cylinder — cylinderlike, adj. /sil in deuhr/, n. 1. Geom. a surface or solid bounded by two parallel planes and generated by a straight line moving parallel to the given planes and tracing a curve bounded by the planes and lying in a plane perpendicular or… …   Universalium

  • cylinder — /ˈsɪləndə / (say siluhnduh) noun 1. Geometry a. a solid bounded by two parallel planes and the surface generated by a straight line moving parallel to a given straight line, and intersecting a given curve lying in one of the planes. When the… …   Australian English dictionary

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