Cy*lin"dric (s?-l?n"dr?k), Cy*lin"dric*al (-dr?-kal), a. [Gr., from cylinder: cf. F. cylindrique.]

Having the form of a cylinder, or of a section of its convex surface; partaking of the properties of the cylinder.

Cylindrical lens, a lens having one, or more than one, cylindrical surface. -- Cylindric, ∨ Cylindrical, surface 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. -- Cylindrical vault. Arch. See under Vault, n.

 

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