Definition of calender in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈkaləndər/


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


[with object]
Press in a calender.
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.

Words that rhyme with calender


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Syllabification: cal·en·der

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