What is cylinder?

  • (noun): A solid bounded by a cylindrical surface and two parallel planes (the bases).
    See also — Additional definitions below


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Cylinder Bank
... Internal combustion piston engines (those with more than one cylinder) are usually arranged so that the cylinders are in lines parallel to the crankshaft ... Where engines have a large number of cylinders, the cylinders are commonly arranged in two lines, placed at an angle to each other as a vee engine ... Each line is referred to as a cylinder bank ...
Toyota A Engine - 8A
3T Successor 1ZZ Displacement 1.3 L (1,342 cc) Cylinder bore 78.7 mm Piston stroke 69.0 mm Cylinder block alloy cast-iron Cylinder head alloy aluminum Valvetrain ... It uses the same cylinder bore of 78.7 mm (3.1 in) as the 5A with a reduced stroke of 69.0 mm and a four valves per cylinder DOHC head ...
Open Tube - Resonance of A Tube of Air - Cylinders
... By convention a rigid cylinder that is open at both ends is referred to as an "open" cylinder whereas, a rigid cylinder that is open at one end and has a rigid surface ...
Cylinder, Iowa - Demographics - 2000 Census
... There were 45 households out of which 35.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.8% were married couples living together, 6.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.1% were non-families. 26.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older ...
Honda J Engine
... unique feature of some J-family engine models is Honda's Variable Cylinder Management (VCM) system ... The system uses the i-VTEC system to turn off one bank of cylinders under light loads, turning the V6 into a straight-3 ... The latest Variable Cylinder Management system is able to turn off one bank of cylinders or one cylinder on opposing banks, allowing for three-cylinder use ...

More definitions of "cylinder":

  • (noun): A chamber within which piston moves.
    Synonyms: piston chamber
  • (noun): A surface generated by rotating a parallel line around a fixed line.
  • (noun): A cylindrical container for oxygen or compressed air.

Famous quotes containing the word cylinder:

    The outline of the city became frantic in its effort to explain something that defied meaning. Power seemed to have outgrown its servitude and to have asserted its freedom. The cylinder had exploded, and thrown great masses of stone and steam against the sky.
    Henry Brooks Adams (1838–1918)