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Cone

A cone is a three-dimensional geometric shape that tapers smoothly from a flat base (frequently, though not necessarily, circular) to a point called the apex or vertex. A cone is formed by a set of line segments, half-lines, or lines connecting a common point, the apex, to all of the points on a base that is in a plane that does not contain the apex.
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Cylinder

A cylinder (from Greek: κύλινδρος, romanized: kulindros, lit. 'roller', 'tumbler') has traditionally been a three-dimensional solid, one of the most basic of curvilinear geometric shapes. It is the idealized version of a solid physical tin can having lids on top and bottom.
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Cone

A solid or hollow object which tapers from a circular or roughly circular base to a point
A cone of acrylic yarn
Stalls selling paper cones full of fresh berries
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Cylinder

A solid geometrical figure with straight parallel sides and a circular or oval cross section.
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Cone

The dry fruit of a conifer, typically tapering to a rounded end and formed of a tight array of overlapping scales on a central axis which separate to release the seeds
A cedar cone
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Cylinder

A piston chamber in a steam or internal combustion engine.
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Cone

One of two types of light-sensitive cell in the retina of the eye, responding mainly to bright light and responsible for sharpness of vision and colour perception.
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Cylinder

A cylinder-shaped container holding liquefied gas under pressure.
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Cone

Separate off or mark a road with traffic cones
Part of the road has been coned off
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Cylinder

A rotating metal roller in a printing press.
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Cone

The surface generated by a straight line, the generator, passing through a fixed point, the vertex, and moving along a fixed curve, the directrix.
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Cylinder

A cylinder seal.
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Cone

A right circular cone.
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Cylinder

The surface generated by a straight line intersecting and moving along a closed plane curve, the directrix, while remaining parallel to a fixed straight line that is not on or parallel to the plane of the directrix.
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Cone

The figure formed by a cone, bound or regarded as bound by its vertex and a plane section taken anywhere above or below the vertex.
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Cylinder

The portion of such a surface bounded by two parallel planes and the regions of the planes bounded by the surface.
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Cone

Something having the shape of this figure
"the cone of illuminated drops spilling beneath a street lamp" (Anne Tyler).
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Cylinder

A solid bounded by two parallel planes and such a surface, especially such a surface having a circle as its directrix.
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Cone

A unisexual reproductive structure of most gymnospermous plants, such as conifers and cycads, typically consisting of a central axis around which there are scaly, overlapping, spirally arranged sporophylls that bear either pollen-containing structures or ovules.
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Cylinder

A cylindrical container or object.
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Cone

A similar, spore-producing structure of club mosses, horsetails, and spikemosses.
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Cylinder

The chamber in which a piston of a reciprocating engine moves.
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Cone

A reproductive structure resembling a cone, such as the female inflorescence of a hop plant or the woody female catkin of an alder.
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Cylinder

The chamber of a pump from which fluid is expelled by a piston.
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Cone

(Physiology) One of the photoreceptors in the retina of the eye that is responsible for daylight and color vision. These photoreceptors are most densely concentrated in the fovea centralis, creating the area of greatest visual acuity. Also called cone cell.
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Cylinder

The rotating chamber of a revolver that holds the cartridges.
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Cone

Any of various gastropod mollusks of the family Conidae of tropical and subtropical seas that have a conical, often vividly marked shell and that inject their prey with poisonous toxins, which can be fatal to humans. Also called cone shell.
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Cylinder

Any of several rotating parts in a printing press, especially one that carries the paper.
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Cone

To shape (something) like a cone or a segment of one.
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Cylinder

(Archaeology)A cylindrical stone or clay object with an engraved design or inscription.
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Cone

(geometry) A surface of revolution formed by rotating a segment of a line around another line that intersects the first line. Category:en:Surfaces
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Cylinder

(geometry) A surface created by projecting a closed two-dimensional curve along an axis intersecting the plane of the curve. Category:en:Surfaces
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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Cone

(geometry) A solid of revolution formed by rotating a triangle around one of its altitudes.
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Cylinder

(geometry) A solid figure bounded by a cylinder and two parallel planes intersecting the cylinder.
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Cone

(topology) A space formed by taking the direct product of a given space with a closed interval and identifying all of one end to a point.
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Cylinder

Any object in the form of a circular cylinder.
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Cone

Anything shaped like a cone.
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Cylinder

A cylindrical cavity or chamber in a mechanism, such as the counterpart to a piston found in a piston-driven engine.
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Cone

The fruit of a conifer.
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Cylinder

(automotive) The space in which a piston travels inside a reciprocating engine or pump.
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Cone

A cone-shaped flower head of various plants, such as banksias and proteas.
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Cylinder

A container in the form of a cylinder with rounded ends for storing pressurized gas; a gas cylinder.
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Cone

An ice cream cone.
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Cylinder

An early form of phonograph recording, made on a wax cylinder.
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Cone

A traffic cone
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Cylinder

The part of a revolver that contains chambers for the cartridges.
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Cone

A unit of volume, applied solely to marijuana and only while it is in a smokable state; roughly 1.5 cubic centimetres, depending on use.
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Cylinder

(computing) The corresponding tracks on a vertical arrangement of disks in a disk drive considered as a unit of data capacity.
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Cone

(anatomy) Any of the small cone-shaped structures in the retina.
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Cylinder

(transitive) To calender; to press (paper, etc.) between rollers to make it glossy.
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Cone

(slang) The bowl piece on a bong.
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Cylinder

A solid body which may be generated by the rotation of a parallelogram round one its sides; or a body of rollerlike form, of which the longitudinal section is oblong, and the cross section is circular.
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Cone

(slang) The process of smoking cannabis in a bong.
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Cylinder

Any hollow body of cylindrical form
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Cone

(slang) A cone-shaped cannabis joint.
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Cylinder

The revolving square prism carrying the cards in a Jacquard loom.
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Cone

(slang) A passenger on a cruise ship (so-called by employees after traffic cones, from the need to navigate around them)
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Cylinder

A cylindrical container for oxygen or compressed air
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Cone

(category theory) An object V together with an arrow going from V to each object of a diagram such that for any arrow A in the diagram, the pair of arrows from V which subtend A also commute with it. (Then V can be said to be the cone’s vertex and the diagram which the cone subtends can be said to be its base.)
A cone is an object (the apex) and a natural transformation from a constant functor (whose image is the apex of the cone and its identity morphism) to a diagram functor. Its components are projections from the apex to the objects of the diagram and it has a “naturality triangle” for each morphism in the diagram. (A “naturality triangle” is just a naturality square which is degenerate at its apex side.)
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Cylinder

A solid bounded by a cylindrical surface and two parallel planes (the bases)
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Cone

A shell of the genus Conus, having a conical form.
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Cylinder

A surface generated by rotating a parallel line around a fixed line
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Cone

A set of formal languages with certain desirable closure properties, in particular those of the regular languages, the context-free languages and the recursively enumerable languages.
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Cylinder

A chamber within which piston moves
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Cone

(transitive) To fashion into the shape of a cone.
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Cone

(intransitive) To form a cone shape.
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Cone

(frequently followed by "off") To segregate or delineate an area using traffic cones.
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Cone

A solid of the form described by the revolution of a right-angled triangle about one of the sides adjacent to the right angle; - called also a right cone. More generally, any solid having a vertical point and bounded by a surface which is described by a straight line always passing through that vertical point; a solid having a circle for its base and tapering to a point or vertex.
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Cone

Anything shaped more or less like a mathematical cone; as, a volcanic cone, a collection of scoriæ around the crater of a volcano, usually heaped up in a conical form.
Now had Night measured with her shadowy coneHalf way up hill this vast sublunar vault.
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Cone

The fruit or strobile of the Coniferæ, as of the pine, fir, cedar, and cypress. It is composed of woody scales, each one of which has one or two seeds at its base.
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Cone

A shell of the genus Conus, having a conical form.
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Cone

To render cone-shaped; to bevfl like whe circwlar segoent of a cone; as, to cone the tires of car wheels.
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Cone

Any cone-shaped artifact
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Cone

A shape whose base is a circle and whose sides taper up to a point
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Cone

Cone-shaped mass of ovule- or spore-bearing scales or bracts
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Cone

Visual receptor cell sensitive to color
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Cone

Make cone-shaped;
Cone a tire
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