The definition of a cylinder is a three dimensional shape with two round shapes at either end and two parallel lines connecting the round ends.(noun)
An example of cylinder is a can of tomato soup.
See cylinder in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: Fr cylindre < L cylindrus < Gr kylindros < kylindein, to roll < IE base *(s)kel-, to bend > calcar, colon
See cylinder in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Latin cylindrus, from Greek kulindros, from kulindein, to roll.
To calculate the volume of a right circular cylinder, multiply the area of the base by the altitude.
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