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Definition of "cylindrical" [cylindrical]

  • Of, relating to, or having the shape of a cylinder, especially of a circular cylinder. (adjective)
  • Mathematics Of or relating to the coordinate system, or to any of three coordinates in it, formed by two polar coordinates in a plane and a rectangular coordinate measured perpendicularly from the plane. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "cylindrical" in a sentence
  • "Don, this is a tangled tale, but apparently they think that there is some kind of suspicious -- what they describe as a cylindrical object found on the campus."
  • "I have no idea what it's called, but you've seen them -- long thin cylindrical files, made of the finest German steel."
  • "An optional wraparound system is also available, enabling the machine to label cylindrical products."