Definition of helical in English:

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helical

Pronunciation: /ˈhēlik(ə)l/
Pronunciation: /ˈhelik(ə)l/

adjective

Having the shape or form of a helix; spiral: helical molecules
More example sentences
  • This serves as the starting point for optimization of the helices in the helical bundle.
  • If a voltage is placed across the display, the helical shape is lost.
  • It is perfectly realistic to imagine a helical arrangement of straight molecules, as already assumed.

Derivatives

helically

Pronunciation: /-ik(ə)lē/
adverb
Example sentences
  • Six wood panels set within slender steel frames open helically over 12 minutes, as the roof forms a star-like pattern and recalls traditional hoist technology used in theaters for centuries.
  • On an automated conveyor, a roll unwound, with the continuous sheet sent into a machine that coiled it helically and then welded it automatically with a high-frequency pulse of energy.
  • Leaves are parallel veined and appear to be helically arranged.

Words that rhyme with helical

angelical, evangelical

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: hel·i·cal

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