Definitions
from The Century Dictionary.
 Having the form of a cylinder, or partaking of its properties.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
 adjective Having the form of a cylinder, or of a section of its convex surface; partaking of the properties of the cylinder.
 adjective a lens having one, or more than one, cylindrical surface.
 adjective (Geom.) a surface described by a straight line that moves according to any law, but so as to be constantly parallel to a given line.
 adjective (Arch.) See under
Vault , n.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/ShareAlike License.
 adjective Of or relating to
cylinders ; shaped like a cylinder.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
 adjective having the form of a cylinder
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Examples

The very last problem I studied was about determining the height to diameter ratio that gives the minimum surface area of a cylindric can with a fixed volume.

The very last problem I studied was about determining the height to diameter ratio that gives the minimum surface area of a cylindric can with a fixed volume.

Tarski's cylindric algebras constitute a particular abstract formulation of first order logic in terms of diagonal relations coding equality and substitution relations encoding variables.

Among logicians and mathematicians he is in addition famous for his work on set theory, model theory and algebra, which includes results and developments such as the BanachTarski paradox, the theorem on the indefinability of truth (see section 2 below), the completeness and decidability of elementary algebra and geometry, and the notions of cardinal, ordinal, relation and cylindric algebras.

This is a new type of grinding machine consisting of cylindric grinding chamber suspended on springs and vibrated at high frequency with the help of an excentric mounted on an electric motor.

It was unfurnished except for a smooth, cylindric pedestal holding a glimmering golden dish of oil.

One would imagine that one was passing through rocks presenting nothing interesting: the rocks are in many places very hard, particularly when they have been long exposed to the atmosphere, in which case they are less red than when sheltered by vegetation, when they are soft and of a reddish colour: the fossils are by no means frequent, the cylindric
Journals of Travels in Assam, Burma, Bhootan, Afghanistan and the Neighbouring Countries

The effect of this is, that, when the screws are brought together, the cylindric portion serves as a guide to the threads, and the most inexperienced person cannot fail to make them catch fair at the first trial.

The bench planes [instructed Nicholson] are, the jack plane, the fore plane, the trying plane, the long plane, the jointer, and the smoothing plane; the cylindric plane, the compass and forkstaff planes; the straight block, for straightening short edges.

The destruction of the fostermother takes place by the mutual interlacement of the roots, which descending irregularly, form at first a strong network, subsequently becoming a cylindric binding, in the strongest possible way to the trunk, and preventing all lateral distinction.
Journals of Travels in Assam, Burma, Bhootan, Afghanistan and the Neighbouring Countries
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