graduated cylinder

noun

Definition of graduated cylinder

: a tall narrow container with a volume scale used especially for measuring liquids

Examples of graduated cylinder in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web While some tinkered with microscopes and graduated cylinders, others were searching the stars. Doug Main, The Atlantic, "Humankind’s Most Important Material," 7 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of graduated cylinder

1948, in the meaning defined above

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“Graduated cylinder.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/graduated%20cylinder. Accessed 2 Jul. 2020.

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