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Cylinder most commonly refers to:
- Cylinder (geometry), a three-dimensional geometric shape
Cylinder may also refer to:
Science and technology
- Cylinder (engine), the space in which a piston travels in an engine
- Gas cylinder, a container for storing compressed gas
- Cylinder (firearms), the rotating device that contains the firing chambers of a revolver
- Cylinder lock, the part that is profiled to accept a specific key
- Phonograph cylinder, the dominant medium of audio storage from the 1870s to the 1910s
- Cylinder (disk drive), in computer hard drives
- Cylinder seal, an ancient, often clay, cylinder engraved with a 'picture story'
- Cuneiform scripts, on cylinders, e.g. ancient documents of Babylonian kings:
- Cylinder (algebra), the Cartesian product of a set with its superset
- Cylinder, Iowa, a U.S. city
- Hydraulic cylinder, using pressurized liquid
- Pneumatic cylinder, using compressed gas
- Cylinder (locomotive), in a steam locomotive
- Graduated cylinder, glassware for measurement of liquids in laboratories
- Cylinder set, the natural open set of a product topology.
- Cylinder hat, popular in 19th and early 20th centuries
- Cylindrical lens, a type of lens
- Diving cylinder, a type of gas cylinder used in scuba-diving
- Cylindrical error, a form of refractive error
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