Definition of calender in English:


Syllabification: cal·en·der
Pronunciation: /ˈkaləndər


  • A machine in which cloth or paper is pressed by rollers to glaze or smooth it.


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  • Press in a calender.
    More example sentences
    • After calendering, the media is slit into the desired tape width.
    • Later refinements included calendered surfaces produced by passing sheets through rollers.
    • The calendering process provides a uniformity of thickness that surpasses the uniformity achieved by extrusion.


late 15th century (as a verb): from French calendre (noun), calendrer (verb), of unknown origin.

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