right circular cylinder


: a cylinder with the bases circular and with the axis joining the two centers of the bases perpendicular to the planes of the two bases

Illustration of right circular cylinder

Illustration of <span class=syl>right circular cylinder</span>
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Word History

First Known Use

1877, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of right circular cylinder was in 1877

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“Right circular cylinder.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/right%20circular%20cylinder. Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

Kids Definition

right circular cylinder

: a cylinder with bases that are circles and with the line joining the centers of the two bases perpendicular to both bases
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