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English noun: cylinder

1. cylinder (shape) a solid bounded by a cylindrical surface and two parallel planes (the bases)

Broader (hypernym)solid

Narrower (hyponym)roll, roller

2. cylinder (shape) a surface generated by rotating a parallel line around a fixed line

Broader (hypernym)round shape

Narrower (hyponym)barrel, brake drum, drum, drum, pipe, shank, shank, shank, stalactite, stalagmite, stem, tube

3. cylinder (artifact) a chamber within which piston moves

Synonymspiston chamber

Broader (hypernym)chamber

Narrower (hyponym)brake cylinder, hydraulic brake cylinder, master cylinder

Part holonymintake valve

Part meronymblock, compressor, cylinder block, engine block, pump

4. cylinder (artifact) a cylindrical container for oxygen or compressed air

Broader (hypernym)container

Part meronymAqua-Lung, aqualung, scuba

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