Cylinder

A hollow cylindrical-shaped device in which the power of a reciprocating engine is developed. In the case of a steam engine, it is here that the power of the steam is converted to mechanical motion.
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Cylinder

Cylinder most commonly refers to: Cylinder may also refer to: ==Science and technology== ===Information storage=== ===Mathematics=== ==Places== ...
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cylinder

(from the article `telephone and telephone system`) ...facsimile transmission. The demonstration took place in 1851 at the World`s Fair in London. Blakewell`s system differed somewhat from Bain`s in ...
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cylinder

[n] - a surface generated by rotating a parallel line around a fixed line 2. [n] - a solid bounded by a cylindrical surface and two parallel planes (the bases) 3. [n] - a chamber within which piston moves 4. [n] - a cylindrical container for oxygen or compressed air
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Cylinder

• (n.) The bore of a gun; the turning chambered breech of a revolver. • (n.) The revolving square prism carrying the cards in a Jacquard loom. • (n.) Any hollow body of cylindrical form • (n.) The barrel of an air or other pump. • (n.) The space inclosed by any cylindrical surface. The space may be limited or unlimited in l...
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cylinder

noun a chamber within which piston moves
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cylinder

noun a surface generated by rotating a parallel line around a fixed line
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cylinder

(cyl., C) Type: Term Pronunciation: sil′in-der Definitions: 1. A cylindric or rodlike renal cast. 2. A cylindric metal container for gases stored under high pressure. See: cylindric lens
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cylinder

(geometry) In geometry, a prism with a circular cross-section. In everyday use, the term applies to a right cylinder, in which the curved surface is perpendicular to the base. As it is a prism, the volume (V) of...
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Cylinder

[engine] A cylinder is the central working part of a reciprocating engine or pump, the space in which a piston travels. Multiple cylinders are commonly arranged side by side in a bank, or engine block, which is typically cast from aluminum or cast iron before receiving precision machine work. Cylinders may be sleeved (lined with a harder me...
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Cylinder

[firearms] In firearms terminology, the Cylinder refers to the cylindrical, rotating part of a revolver containing multiple cartridge chambers. The cylinder revolves around a central axis in the revolver to bring each individual chamber into alignment with the barrel for firing. Each time the gun is cocked, the cylinder indexes by one chamb...
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Cylinder

[gastropod] Cylinder is a proposed genus of sea snails, marine gastropod mollusks in the family Conidae, the cone snails and their allies. This genus currently (November 2011) is still treated by some experts as an `alternative representation` of this group of species. When the `alternative representations` are not used, this group of speci...
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Cylinder

[geometry] A cylinder (from Greek κύλινδρος – kulindros, `roller, tumbler`) is one of the most basic curvilinear geometric shapes, the surface formed by the points at a fixed distance from a given line segment, the axis of the cylinder. The solid enclosed by this surface and by two planes perpendicular to the axis is also called ...
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Cylinder

[locomotive] The cylinders of a steam locomotive are the components that convert the power stored in the steam into motion. Cylinders may be arranged in several different ways. ==Early locomotives== On early locomotives (e.g. Puffing Billy) the cylinders were often set vertical and the motion was transmitted through beams, as in a beam engi...
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Cylinder

Cyl'in·der noun [ French cylindre , Old French cilindre , Latin cylindrus , from Greek ky`lindros , from kyli`ndein , kyli`ein , to roll. Confer Calender the machine.] 1. (Geom.) (a) A solid body which may be gener...
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cylinder

1. A cylindrical lens. ... 2. A cylindrical or rodlike renal cast. ... 3. A cylindrical metal container for gases stored under high pressure. ... Origin: G. Kylindros, a roll ... (05 Mar 2000) ...
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Cylinder

A cylinder is the name given to the revolving square prism carrying the cards in a Jacquard-loom.
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cylinder

a machined hole in cylinder block for piston, open at both ends.
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Cylinder

A right angle circular cylinder.
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cylinder

A solid figure with two parallel bases that are congruent circles
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cylinder

A three-dimensional surface described by the Cartesian equation (x/a)2 + (y/b)2 = 1. If a = b then the surface is a circular cylinder, otherwise it is an elliptic cylinder. The cylinder is a degenerate quadric because at least one of the coordinates (i...
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Cylinder

A type of escapement, especially popular in Switzerland between about 1840 and 1890, in which the teeth of the escape- wheel interact with a cut-away cylinder which forms part of the balance-staff.
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cylinder

cylinder, in mathematics, surface generated by a line moving parallel to a given fixed line and continually intersecting a given fixed curve called the directrix; each line of the family of lines forming the cylinder is called a ruling, or generator. If the directrix is a conic section (e.g., a circ...
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cylinder

in geometry, surface of revolution that is traced by a straight line (the generatrix) that always moves parallel to itself or some fixed line or ... [2 related articles]
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cylinder

in mechanical engineering, chamber of an engine in which a piston moves. See piston and cylinder.[7 related articles]
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