Cylinder - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈsɪlɪndər|  American pronunciation of the word cylinder
Brit.  |ˈsɪlɪndə|  British pronunciation of the word cylinder

noun

- a solid bounded by a cylindrical surface and two parallel planes (the bases)
- a surface generated by rotating a parallel line around a fixed line
- a chamber within which piston moves
- a cylindrical container for oxygen or compressed air

Examples

The gases are stored in cylinders.

calculate the volume of a cylinder

He used oil or grease to lubricate the cylinder.

Then the cylinder is rotated 180 degrees.

true up the cylinder of an engine

the walls of the cylinder were perforated

Word forms

noun
singular: cylinder
plural: cylinders
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