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cylindrical definition

Overview

This page has two definitions of cylindrical in English. Cylindrical is an adjective. Also define these 5 related words and terms: cylinder, cartography, projection, meridian, and parallel.

English

Etymology

cylindric +‎ -al

Pronunciation

Adjective

cylindrical (comparative more cylindrical, superlative most cylindrical)

  1. Shaped like a cylinder.
    • Cylinder definition
      A surface created by projecting a closed two-dimensional curve along an axis intersecting the plane of the curve. (1 of 9 cylinder definitions)
  2. (cartography) Describing a map projection in which meridians are mapped onto vertical lines and parallels of latitude onto horizontal lines.

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