Funicular meaning

fyo͝o-nĭkyə-lər, fə-
Of, relating to, or resembling a rope or cord.
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Operated or moved by a cable.
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Of, relating to, or constituting a funiculus.
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A cable railway on a steep incline, especially such a railway with simultaneously ascending and descending cars counterbalancing one another.
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Of or like a funiculus or funiculi.
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Of, worked by, or hanging from a rope or cable.
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A mountain railway on which counterbalanced cars on parallel sets of rails are pulled up and lowered by cables.
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Relating to or resembling a rope or cord.
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Relating to or constituting a funiculus.
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Of, pertaining to, resembling, or powered by a rope or cable.
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(botany) Having a fleshy covering of the seed formed from the funiculus, the attachment point of the seed.
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A particular type of rail transit system which ascends a steep urban or mountain incline, having usually two cars sharing a single track, with the cars linked by a cable and an arrangement of pulleys such that the descending car assists in the hoisting of the ascending car, i.e. the two cars serve as counterweights for each other.
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Origin of funicular

  • From Latin fūniculus (“cord”), diminutive from fūnis (“cord”) + -culus.

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