As nouns the difference between cylinder and graphophone
is that cylinder
is (geometry) a surface created by projecting a closed two-dimensional curve along an axis intersecting the plane of the curve while graphophone
is an improvement on the phonograph, using a floating stylus to cut grooves into a wax-coated cardboard cylinder.
(geometry) A surface created by projecting a closed two-dimensional curve along an axis intersecting the plane of the curve.
(geometry) A solid figure bounded by a cylinder and two parallel planes intersecting the cylinder.
Any object in the form of a circular cylinder.
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- When the two-dimensional curve is a circle, the cylinder is called a circular cylinder''. When the axis is perpendicular to the plane of the curve, the cylinder is called a ''right cylinder''. In non-mathematical usage, both ''right'' and ''circular are usually implied.
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A cylindrical cavity or chamber in a mechanism, such as the counterpart to a piston found in a piston-driven engine.
A container in the form of a cylinder with rounded ends for storing pressurized gas.
An early form of phonograph recording, made on a wax cylinder.
The part of a revolver that contains chambers for the cartridges.
(computing) The corresponding tracks on a vertical arrangement of disks in a disk drive considered as a unit of data capacity.
- A big greyish rounded bulk, the size, perhaps, of a bear, was rising slowly and painfully out of the cylinder .
* cylinder head
* fire on all cylinders
An improvement on the phonograph, using a floating stylus to cut grooves into a wax-coated cardboard cylinder.