The DICT Development Group

Search for:
Search type:

Database copyright information
Server information

4 definitions found
 for cylinder
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Cylinder \Cyl"in*der\ (s?l"?n-d?r), n. [F. cylindre, OF.
     cilindre, L. cylindrus, fr. Gr. ky`lindros, fr. kyli`ndein,
     kyli`ein, to roll. Cf. Calender the machine.]
     [1913 Webster]
     1. (Geom.)
        (a) A solid body which may be generated by the rotation of
            a parallelogram round one its sides; or a body of
            rollerlike form, of which the longitudinal section is
            oblong, and the cross section is circular.
        (b) The space inclosed by any cylindrical surface. The
            space may be limited or unlimited in length.
            [1913 Webster]
     2. Any hollow body of cylindrical form, as:
        (a) The chamber of a steam engine in which the piston is
            moved by the force of steam.
        (b) The barrel of an air or other pump.
        (c) (Print.) The revolving platen or bed which produces
            the impression or carries the type in a cylinder
        (d) The bore of a gun; the turning chambered breech of a
            [1913 Webster]
     3. The revolving square prism carrying the cards in a
        Jacquard loom.
        [1913 Webster]
     Cylinder axis. (Anat.) See Axis cylinder, under Axis.
     Cylinder engine (Paper Making), a machine in which a
        cylinder takes up the pulp and delivers it in a continuous
        sheet to the dryers.
     Cylinder escapement. See Escapement.
     Cylinder glass. See Glass.
     Cylinder mill. See Roller mill.
     Cylinder press. See Press.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a solid bounded by a cylindrical surface and two parallel
           planes (the bases)
      2: a surface generated by rotating a parallel line around a
         fixed line
      3: a chamber within which piston moves [syn: cylinder, piston
      4: a cylindrical container for oxygen or compressed air

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

      The set of tracks on a multi-headed disk that
     may be accessed without head movement.  That is, the
     collection of disk tracks which are the same distance from the
     spindle about which the disks rotate.  Each such group forms
     the shape of a cylinder.  Placing data that are likely to be
     accessed together in cylinders reduces the access
     significantly as head movement ({seeking) is slow compared to
     disk rotation and switching between heads.

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Cylinder, IA -- U.S. city in Iowa
     Population (2000):    110
     Housing Units (2000): 49
     Land area (2000):     0.067690 sq. miles (0.175317 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    0.067690 sq. miles (0.175317 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            17985
     Located within:       Iowa (IA), FIPS 19
     Location:             43.089159 N, 94.550092 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):     50528
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
      Cylinder, IA

Contact=webmaster@dict.org Specification=RFC 2229