Definition of semicylinder in English:

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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.

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Syllabification: sem·i·cyl·in·der

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