Definition of semicylinder in English:

Share this entry

semicylinder

Pronunciation: /ˌsemēˈsiləndər/ /ˌsemˌī-/

noun

Geometry
Half of a cylinder cut longitudinally.
Example sentences
  • The physical dimensions of a semi-cylinder are defined by the cylinder radius, cylinder length and cylinder angle.
  • How can I judge whether two semi-cylinder faces belong to one cylinder face?

Derivatives

semicylindrical

Pronunciation: /ˌsemēˌsəˈlindrikəl/ /ˌsemˌī-/
adjective
Example sentences
  • The semi-cylindrical tubes were 1.2-m long, made of 1-cm welded wire mesh (hardware cloth), and closed at one end.
  • By slipping some beer-can shims between the hinged top piece and the two knurled semi-cylindrical clamshell halves it clamps over, the slippage, as well as an annoying creaking sound, disappeared.
  • To avoid wind damage, plants were grown in a semi-cylindrical house covered with cheesecloth throughout the experimental period.
Share this entry
 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.