- The definition of a graduated cylinder is a thin container used in a laboratory to precisely measure liquids.
An example of a graduated cylinder is a test tube like container you are using to measure water to do a chemistry experiment.
a thin, cylindrical container that is scaled, usually in milliliters: used as in a laboratory to measure and pour exact amounts of a liquid
(plural graduated cylinders)
- (chemistry) An item of glass laboratory equipment consisting of a tall, narrow cylinder with a scale, or graduations marked up its length, which is used to measure liquids and solutions fairly accurately, but not precisely.