Definition of helical in English:

helical

Line breaks: hel|ic¦al
Pronunciation: /ˈhɛlɪk(ə)l
 
, ˈhiː-/

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

adverb
More 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.

Definition of helical in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day hypnopompic
Pronunciation: ˌhɪpnə(ʊ)ˈpɒmpɪk
adjective
relating to the state immediately preceding waking up