Webster's Unabridged Dictionary - Letter C - Page 166

Cuvette (n.) 小玻璃管;透明小容器 A small vessel with at least two flat and transparent sides, used to hold a liquid sample to be analysed in the light path of a spectrometer.

Cuvette (n.) [Medicine] A small often transparent laboratory vessel (as a tube).

Cyamelide (n.) (Chem.) A white amorphous substance, regarded as a polymeric modification of isocyanic acid.

Cyamellone (n.) (Chem.) A complex derivative of cyanogen, regarded as an acid, and known chiefly in its salts; -- called also hydromellonic acid.

Cyanate (n.) (Chem.) A salt of cyanic acid.

Ammonium cyanate (Chem.), A remarkable white crystalline substance, NH4.O.CN, which passes, on standing, to the organic compound, urea, CO.(NH2)2.

Cyanaurate (n.) See Aurocyanide.

Compare: Aurocyanide

Aurocyanide (n.) (Chem.) A double cyanide of gold and some other metal or radical; -- called also cyanaurate.

Cyanean (a.) Having an azure color. -- Pennant.

Cyanic (a.) Pertaining to, or containing, cyanogen.

Cyanic (a.) Of or pertaining to a blue color.

Cyanic acid (Chem.), An acid, HOCN, derived from cyanogen, well known in its salts, but never isolated in the free state.

Cyanic colors (Bot.), Those colors (of flowers) having some tinge of blue; -- opposed to xanthic colors. A color of either series may pass into red or white, but not into the opposing color. Red and pure white are more common among flowers of cyanic tendency than in those of the other class.

Cyanide (n.) (Chem.) A compound formed by the union of cyanogen with an element or radical.

Cyanide (n.) Any of a class of organic compounds containing the cyano radical -CN [syn: nitrile, nitril, cyanide].

Cyanide (n.) An extremely poisonous salt of hydrocyanic acid.

Cyanin (n.) (Chem.) The blue coloring matter of flowers; -- called also anthokyan and anthocyanin.

Cyanine (n.) (Chem.) One of a series of artificial blue or red dyes obtained from quinoline and lepidine and used in calico printing.

Cyanite (n.) (Min.) A mineral occuring in thin-bladed crystals and crystalline aggregates, of a sky-blue color. It is a silicate of aluminium. [Written also kyanite.] Cyanobacterium

Cyanite (n.) A grey or greenish-blue mineral consisting of aluminum silicate in crystalline form; occurs in metaphoric rock, used as a refractory [syn: kyanite, cyanite].

Cyanogen (n.) (Chem.) A colorless, inflammable, poisonous gas, C2N2, with a peach-blossom odor, so called from its tendency to form blue compounds; obtained by heating ammonium oxalate, mercuric cyanide, etc. It is obtained in combination, forming an alkaline cyanide when nitrogen or a nitrogenous compound is strongly ignited with carbon and soda or potash. It conducts itself like a member of the halogen group of elements, and shows a tendency to form complex compounds. The name is also applied to the univalent radical, CN (the half molecule of cyanogen proper), which was one of the first compound radicals recognized.

Note: Cyanogen is found in the commercial substances, potassium cyanide, or prussiate of potash, yellow prussiate of potash, Prussian blue, Turnbull's blue, prussic acid, etc.

Cyanogen (n.) A colorless toxic gas with a pungent almond odor; has been used in chemical warfare.

Cyanometer (n.) An instrument for measuring degress of blueness.

Cyanopathy (n.) (Med.) A disease in which the body is colored blue in its surface, arising usually from a malformation of the heart, which causes an imperfect arterialization of the blood; blue jaundice.

Cyanophyll (n.) (Bot.) A blue coloring matter supposed by some to be one of the component parts of chlorophyll.

Cyanosed (a.) Rendered blue, as the surface of the body, from cyanosis or deficient a["e]ration of the blood.

Cyanosis (n.) (Med.)  A condition in which, from insufficient a["e]ration of the blood, the surface of the body becomes blue. See Cyanopathy.

Cyanosis (n.) A bluish discoloration of the skin and mucous membranes; a sign that oxygen in the blood is dangerously diminished (as in carbon monoxide poisoning).

Cyanosite (n.) (Min.) Native sulphate of copper. Cf. Blue vitriol, under Blue.

Cyanotic (a.) (Med.) Relating to cyanosis; affected with cyanosis; as, a cyanotic patient; having the hue caused by cyanosis; as, a cyanotic skin.

Cyanotype (n.) A photographic picture obtained by the use of a cyanide.

Cyanurate (n.) (Chem.) A salt of cyanuric acid.

Cyanuret (n.) A cyanide. [Obs.]

Compare: Pyrouric

Pyrouric (a.) (Old Chem.) Pertaining to, or designating, an acid now called cyanuric acid. See Cyanuric.

Cyanuric (a.) (Chem.) Pertaining to, or derived from, cyanic and uric acids.

Cyanuric acid () (Chem.) An organic acid, C3O3N3H3, first obtained by heating uric acid or urea, and called pyrouric acid; afterwards obtained from isocyanic acid. It is a white crystalline substance, odorless and almost tasteless; -- called also tricarbimide.

Cyanuric acid (n.) A trimer of cyanic acid.

Cyathiform (a.) In the form of a cup, a little widened at the top.

Cyatholith (n.) (Biol.) A kind of coccolith, which in shape resembles a minute cup widened at the top, and varies in size from 1/6000 to 1/8000 of an inch.

Cyathophylloid (a.) (Paleon.) Like, or pertaining to, the family Cyathophyllidae.

Cyathophylloid (n.) (Paleon.) A fossil coral of the family Cyathophyllidae; sometimes extended to fossil corals of other related families belonging to the group Rugosa; -- also called cup corals. Thay are found in paleozoic rocks.

Cyber- (prefix) 電腦的;與電腦有關的;網路的(尤指網際網路) Involving, using, or relating to computers, especially the internet.

// Cybercrime.

// Cyberculture.

Cyberattack (n.) [ C ] (由駭客發起的)網路攻擊 An illegal attempt to harm someone's computer system or the information on it, using the internet.

Cyberbully (n.) [ C ] 網路霸凌 Someone who uses the internet to harm or frighten another person, especially by sending them unpleasant messages.

Cybercafé (n.) [ C ] 網吧;網路咖啡 A small, informal restaurant where you can pay to use the internet.

Cybercrime (n.) [ U ] 網路(或電腦)犯罪 Crime or illegal activity that is done using the internet.

Cyberculture (n.) 電腦文化 Is the culture that has emerged from the use of computer networks for communication, entertainment and business. It is also the study of various social phenomena associated with the Internet and other new forms of network communication, such as online communities, online multi-player gaming, social gaming, social media and texting. 

 The earliest usage of the term "cyberculture" was listed in the Oxford English Dictionary in 1963, "In the era of cyberculture, all the plows pull themselves and the fried chickens fly right onto our plates." However, cyberculture is the culture within and among users of computer networks. It may be purely an online culture or span both virtual and physical worlds. This is to say, that cyberculture is a culture endemic to online communities; it is not just the culture that results from computer use, but culture that is directly mediated by the computer.

Cyber Monday (n.) [ U ] 網路星期一(美國的一項常年促銷項目,在感恩節之後的第一個星期一,網路商家降價促銷,以刺激消費者購物需求) The Monday after the Thanksgiving holiday in the US, when online stores reduce the price of goods in order to attract customers.

Cybersecurity (n.) 網路安全性 Cybersecurity is the protection of internet-connected systems, including hardware, software and data, from cyberattacks.

In a computing context, security comprises cybersecurity and physical security -- both are used by enterprises to protect against unauthorized access to data centers and other computerized systems. Information security, which is designed to maintain the confidentiality, integrity and availability of data, is a subset of cybersecurity.

Cybersex (n.) Sex performed in real time via a digital medium.

Cybersex (n.) 網路性交 Sexual arousal involving communication on the internet.

Compare: Teledildonics.

Teledildonics (n.) (With singular concord) 遠程性愛 The use of virtual reality or the Internet to mediate sexual interaction, especially by means of haptic devices used to produce or replicate physical sensations or (in later use) electronic sex toys that can be controlled remotely over the Internet.

Cyber spying (or Cyber espionage) (n.) 網絡間諜 Is the act or practice of obtaining secrets and information without the permission and knowledge of the holder of the information from individuals, competitors, rivals, groups, governments and enemies for personal, economic, political or military advantage using methods on the Internet, networks or individual computers through the use of proxy servers [1], cracking techniques and malicious software including Trojan horses and spyware. [2] [3] It may wholly be perpetrated online from computer desks of professionals on bases in far away countries or may involve infiltration at home by computer trained conventional spies and moles or in other cases may be the criminal handiwork of amateur malicious hackers and software programmers. [2]

Cycad (n.) (Bot.) Any plant of the natural order Cycadaceae, as the sago palm, etc.

Cycad (n.) Any tropical gymnosperm of the order Cycadales; having unbranched stems with a crown of fernlike leaves.

Cycadaceous (a.) (Bot.) Pertaining to, or resembling, an order of plants like the palms, but having exogenous wood. The sago palm is an example.

Cycas (n.) (Bot.) A genus of trees, intermediate in character between the palms and the pines. The pith of the trunk of some species furnishes a valuable kind of sago.

Cycas (n.) Type genus of Cycadaceae: genus of widely distributed Old World evergreen tropical trees having pinnate leaves and columnar stems covered with persistent bases of old leaves [syn: Cycas, genus Cycas].

Cyclamen (n.) (Bot.) A genus of plants of the Primrose family, having depressed rounded corms, and pretty nodding flowers with the petals so reflexed as to point upwards, whence it is called rabbits' ears. It is also called sow bread, because hogs are said to eat the corms.

Cyclamen (n.)  Mediterranean plant widely cultivated as a houseplant for its showy dark green leaves splotched with silver and nodding white or pink to reddish flowers with reflexed petals [syn: cyclamen, Cyclamen purpurascens].

Cyclamin (n.) A white amorphous substance, regarded as a glucoside, extracted from the corm of Cyclamen Europaeum.

Cyclas (n.) A long gown or surcoat (cut off in front), worn in the Middle Ages. It was sometimes embroidered or interwoven with gold. Also, a rich stuff from which the gown was made.

Cycle (n.) An imaginary circle or orbit in the heavens; one of the celestial spheres. -- Milton.

Cycle (n.) An interval of time in which a certain succession of events or phenomena is completed, and then returns again and again, uniformly and continually in the same order; a periodical space of time marked by the recurrence of something peculiar; as, the cycle of the seasons, or of the year.

Wages . . . bear a full proportion . . . to the medium of provision during the last bad cycle of twenty years. -- Burke.

Cycle (n.) An age; a long period of time.

Better fifty years of Europe than a cycle of Cathay. -- Tennyson.

Cycle (n.) An orderly list for a given time; a calendar. [Obs.]

We . . . present our gardeners with a complete cycle of what is requisite to be done throughout every month of the year. -- Evelyn.

Cycle (n.) The circle of subjects connected with the exploits of the hero or heroes of some particular period which have served as a popular theme for poetry, as the legend of Arthur and the knights of the Round Table, and that of Charlemagne and his paladins.

Cycle (n.) (Bot.) One entire round in a circle or a spire; as, a cycle or set of leaves.

Cycle (n.) A bicycle or tricycle, or other light velocipede.

Cycle (n.) A motorcycle.

Cycle (n.)  (Thermodynamics) A series of operations in which heat is imparted to (or taken away from) a working substance which by its expansion gives up a part of its internal energy in the form of mechanical work (or being compressed increases its internal energy) and is again brought back to its original state.

Cycle (n.) (Technology) A complete positive and negative, or forward and reverse, action of any periodic process, such as a vibration, an electric field oscillation, or a current alternation; one period. Hence: (Elec.) A complete positive and negative wave of an alternating current. The number of cycles (per second) is a measure of the frequency of an alternating current.

Calippic cycle, A period of 76 years, or four Metonic cycles; -- so called from Calippus, who proposed it as an improvement on the Metonic cycle.

Cycle of eclipses, A period of about 6,586 days, the time of revolution of the moon's node; -- called Saros by the Chaldeans.

Cycle of indiction, A period of 15 years, employed in Roman and ecclesiastical chronology, not founded on any astronomical period, but having reference to certain judicial acts which took place at stated epochs under the Greek emperors.

Cycle of the moon, or Metonic cycle, A period of 19 years, after the lapse of which the new and full moon returns to the same day of the year; -- so called from Meton, who first proposed it.

Cycle of the sun, Solar cycle, A period of 28 years, at the end of which time the days of the month return to the same days of the week. The dominical or Sunday letter follows the same order; hence the solar cycle is also called the cycle of the Sunday letter. In the Gregorian calendar the solar cycle is in general interrupted at the end of the century.

Cycled (imp. & p. p.) of Cycle

Cycling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Cycle

Cycle (v. i.) To pass through a cycle of changes; to recur in cycles. -- Tennyson. -- Darwin.

Cycle (v. i.) To ride a bicycle, tricycle, or other form of cycle.

Cycle (v. t.) To cause to pass through a cycle [2]. Cyclic

Cycle (n.) An interval during which a recurring sequence of events occurs; "the never-ending cycle of the seasons" [syn: cycle, rhythm, round].

Cycle (n.) A series of poems or songs on the same theme; "Schubert's song cycles".

Cycle (n.) A periodically repeated sequence of events; "a cycle of reprisal and retaliation".

Cycle (n.) The unit of frequency; one hertz has a periodic interval of one second [syn: hertz, Hz, cycle per second, cycles/ second, cps, cycle].

Cycle (n.) A single complete execution of a periodically repeated phenomenon; "a year constitutes a cycle of the seasons" [syn: cycle, oscillation].

Cycle (n.) A wheeled vehicle that has two wheels and is moved by foot pedals [syn: bicycle, bike, wheel, cycle].

Cycle (v.) Cause to go through a recurring sequence; "cycle the laundry in this washing program".

Cycle (v.) Pass through a cycle; "This machine automatically cycles".

Cycle (v.) Ride a motorcycle [syn: motorbike, motorcycle, cycle].

Cycle (v.) Ride a bicycle [syn: bicycle, cycle, bike, pedal, wheel].

Cycle (v.) Recur in repeating sequences.

Cycle (n.) The basic unit of computation. What every hacker wants more of (noted hacker Bill Gosper described himself as a ?cycle junkie?). One can describe an instruction as taking so many clock cycles. Often the computer can access its memory once on every clock cycle, and so one speaks also of memory cycles. These are technical meanings of cycle. The jargon meaning comes from the observation that there are only so many cycles per second, and when you are sharing a computer the cycles get divided up among the users. The more cycles the computer spends working on your program rather than someone else's, the faster your program will run. That's why every hacker wants more cycles: so he can spend less time waiting for the computer to respond.

Cycle () By extension, a notional unit of human thought power, emphasizing that lots of things compete for the typical hacker's think time. ?I refused to get involved with the Rubik's Cube back when it was big. Knew I'd burn too many cycles on it if I let myself.?

Cycle (v. t.) Syn. bounce (sense 4), from the phrase ?cycle power?. ?Cycle the machine again, that serial port's still hung.?

Cycle, () A basic unit of computation, one period of a computer clock.

Each instruction takes a number of clock cycles.  Often the computer can access its memory once on every clock cycle, and so one speaks also of "memory cycles".

Every hacker wants more cycles (noted hacker Bill Gosper describes himself as a "cycle junkie").  There are only so many cycles per second, and when you are sharing a computer the cycles get divided up among the users.  The more cycles the computer spends working on your program rather than someone else's, the faster your program will run.  That's why every hacker wants more cycles: so he can spend less time waiting for the computer to respond.

The use of the term "cycle" for a computer clock period can probably be traced back to the rotation of a generator generating alternating current though computers generally use a clock signal which is more like a square wave. Interestingly, the earliest mechanical calculators, e.g. Babbage's Difference Engine, really did have parts which rotated in true cycles. [{Jargon File] (1997-09-30)

Cycle (n.)  (Bicycle) (B2) (UK)  [ C ] 腳踏車,單車,自行車 A  bicycle

Cycle (n.)  (Series) (B2)  [ C ] 循環;週期 A group  of  events  that happen  in a  particular  order, one  following  the other, and are often  repeated.

// The  life  cycle of a  moth.

Cycle (n.)  (Series) [ C ] (機器的)工作週期,工作程式 One in a  series  of movements  that a  machine performs.

// The  washing  machine's  spin  cycle.

Cyclen.) (Literature/ music) [ C,  + sing/ pl. verb ] (表現相同人物或思想的)全套劇目,組詩 A  group  of  plays, poems,  songs, etc. written by one  person  and  connected  with each other by  dealing  with the same  characters  or  ideas.

// It's one in a cycle of plays that are being  performed  on  successive evenings.

Cycle (v.)  [I ]  (B1) 騎腳踏車 To  ride  a  bicycle.

Cyclic (a.) Alt. of Cyclical

Cyclical (a.) Of or pertaining to a cycle or circle; moving in cycles; as, cyclical time. -- Coleridge.

Cyclical (a.) (Chemistry) Having atoms bonded to form a ring structure.

Opposite of acyclic.

Note: Used most commonly in respect to organic compounds.

Note: [Narrower terms: bicyclic; heterocyclic; homocyclic, isocyclic].

Syn: closed-chain, closed-ring.

Cyclical (a.) Recurring in cycles [2]; having a pattern that repeats at approximately equal intervals; periodic. Opposite of noncyclic.

Note: [Narrower terms: alternate (prenominal), alternating (prenominal); alternate (prenominal), every other (prenominal), every second (prenominal); alternating (prenominal), oscillating (prenominal); biyearly; circadian exhibiting 24-hour periodicity); circular; daily, diurnal; fortnightly, biweekly; hourly; midweek, midweekly; seasonal; semestral, semestrial; semiannual, biannual, biyearly; semiweekly, biweekly; weekly; annual, yearly; biennial; bimonthly, bimestrial; half-hourly; half-yearly; monthly; tertian, alternate (prenominal); triennial].

Cyclical (a.) Marked by repeated cycles [2].

Cyclic chorus, The chorus which performed the songs and dances of the dithyrambic odes at Athens, dancing round the altar of Bacchus in a circle.

Cyclic poets, Certain epic poets who followed Homer, and wrote merely on the Trojan war and its heroes; -- so called because keeping within the circle of a single subject. Also, any series or coterie of poets writing on one subject. -- Milman.

Cyclic (a.) Conforming to the Carnot cycle.

Cyclic (a.) Forming a whorl or having parts arranged in a whorl; "cyclic petals"; "cyclic flowers" [ant: acyclic].

Cyclic (a.) Of a compound having atoms arranged in a ring structure [ant: acyclic, open-chain].

Cyclic (a.) Recurring in cycles [syn: cyclic, cyclical] [ant: noncyclic, noncyclical].

Cyclic (a.) Marked by repeated cycles.

Cyclide (n.) (Geon.) A surface of the fourth degree, having certain special relations to spherical surfaces. The tore or anchor ring is one of the cyclides.

Cycling (n.) The act, art, or practice, of riding a cycle, esp. a bicycle or tricycle.

Cycling (n.) The sport of traveling on a bicycle or motorcycle.

Cyclist (n.) A cycler.

Cyclist (n.) A person who rides a bicycle [syn: cyclist, bicyclist, bicycler, wheeler].

Cyclist (n.) (B1) 騎腳踏車的人 Someone   rides  a bicycle.

Cyclo- () A combining form meaning circular, of a circle or wheel.

Cyclobranchiate (a.) (Zool) Having the gills around the margin of the body, as certain limpets.

Cycloganoid (a.) (Zool.) Of or pertaining to the Cycloganoidei.

Cycloganoid (n.) (Zool.) One of the Cycloganoidei.

Cycloganoidei (n. pl.) An order of ganoid fishes, having cycloid scales. The bowfin (Amia calva) is a living example.

Cyclograph (n.) See Arcograph.

Cycloid (n.) (Geom.) (幾何)擺線 A curve generated by a point in the plane of a circle when the circle is rolled along a straight line, keeping always in the same plane.

Note: The common cycloid is the curve described when the generating point (p) is on the circumference of the generating circle; the curtate cycloid, when that point lies without the circumference; the prolate or inflected cycloid, when the generating point (p) lies within that circumference.

Cycloid (a.) (Zool.) 圓形的;有圓盤狀鱗的;【醫】循環性精神病患者的 Of or pertaining to the Cycloidei.

Cycloid scale (Zool.), 圓鱗A fish scale which is thin and shows concentric lines of growth, without serrations on the margin.

Cycloid (n.) (Zool.) One of the Cycloidei.

Compare: Brachystochrone

Brachystochrone (n.) (Math.) 最速降線;捷線 A curve, in which a body, starting from a given point, and descending solely by the force of gravity, will reach another given point in a shorter time than it could by any other path. This curve of quickest descent, as it is sometimes called, is, in a vacuum, the same as the cycloid.

Cycloid (a.) Resembling a circle [syn: cycloid, cycloidal].

Cycloid (n.) A line generated by a point on a circle rolling along a straight line.

Cycloidal (a.) Pertaining to, or resembling, a cycloid; as, the cycloidal space is the space contained between a cycloid and its base.

Cycloidal engine. See Geometric lathe.

Cycloidal (a.) Resembling a circle [syn: cycloid, cycloidal].

Cycloidei (n. pl.) (Zool.) An order of fishes, formerly proposed by Agassiz, for those with thin, smooth scales, destitute of marginal spines, as the herring and salmon. The group is now regarded as artificial.

Cycloidian (a. & n.) (Zool.) Same as 2d and 3d Cycloid.

Cyclometer (n.) A contrivance for recording the revolutions of a wheel, as of a bicycle.

Cyclometry (n.) (Geom.) The art of measuring circles.

Cyclone (n.) (Meteor.) 【氣】氣旋 [U];旋風;暴風;龍卷風 [C] A violent storm, often of vast extent, characterized by high winds rotating about a calm center of low atmospheric pressure. This center moves onward, often with a velocity of twenty or thirty miles an hour.

Note: The atmospheric disturbance usually accompanying a cyclone, marked by an onward moving area of high pressure, is called an anticyclone.

Cyclone (n.) (Meteor.) In general, a condition of the atmosphere characterized by a central area of pressure much lower than that of surrounding areas, and a system of winds blowing inward and around (clockwise in the southern hemisphere and counter-clockwise in the northern); -- called also a {low-area storm}. It is attended by high temperature, moist air, abundant precipitation, and clouded sky. The term includes the hurricane, typhoon, and tropical storms; it should not be applied to the moderate disturbances attending ordinary areas of low pressure nor to tornadoes, waterspouts, or "twisters," in which the vertical motion is more important than the horizontal.

Cyclone (n.) A tornado. See above, and {Tornado}. [Middle U. S.] Cyclone cellar

Cyclone (n.) (Meteorology) Rapid inward circulation of air masses about a low pressure center; circling counterclockwise in the northern hemisphere and clockwise in the southern [ant: {anticyclone}].

Cyclone (n.) A violent rotating windstorm.

Cyclone (n.) [ C ] 旋風;氣旋;龍捲風 A violent tropical storm or wind in which the air moves very fast in a circular direction.

Cyclone Debbie (n.) 氣旋黛比;強烈熱帶氣旋黛比 Severe Tropical Cyclone Debbie in 2017 was the strongest tropical cyclone in the Australian region since Cyclone Quang in 2015, and was branded the most dangerous cyclone to impact Queensland since Cyclone Yasi in 2011. Forming as a tropical low on 23 March, the low gradually intensified to a named tropical cyclone on 26 March. After steadily strengthening offshore to a Category 4 system, Debbie eventually made landfall near Airlie Beach, just north of Proserpine, at around 12:40 AEST on 28 March. [1] Afterwards, Debbie rapidly weakened into a tropical low by late 28 March, but continued to travel south, causing significant damage and flooding in the populous areas of South East Queensland and Northern Rivers. [1] In total, the storm caused A$2.4 billion (US$1.85 billion) in damage and fourteen deaths across Australia, primarily as a result of extreme flooding. This makes Debbie the deadliest cyclone to hit Australia since Cyclone Tracy in 1974. [2]

Extratropical cyclone (n.) 溫帶氣旋,亦稱為鋒面氣旋或中緯度氣旋 Extratropical cyclones, sometimes called mid-latitude cyclones or wave cyclones, are low-pressure areas which, along with the anticyclones of high-pressure areas, drive the weather over much of the Earth. Extratropical cyclones are capable of producing anything from cloudiness and mild showers to heavy gales, thunderstorms, blizzards, and tornadoes. These types of cyclones are defined as large scale (synoptic) low pressure weather systems that occur in the middle latitudes of the Earth. In contrast with tropical cyclones, extratropical cyclones produce rapid changes in temperature and dew point along broad lines, called weather fronts, about the center of the cyclone. [1]

Cyclonic (a.) Pertaining to a cyclone.

Cyclonic (a.) Of or relating to or characteristic of the atmosphere around a low pressure center; "cyclonic cloud pattern" [syn: cyclonic, cyclonal, cyclonical].

Cyclonic (a.) Of or relating to or characteristic of a violent tropical storm; "cyclonic destruction" [syn: cyclonic, cyclonal, cyclonical].

Cyclop (n.) See Note under Cyclops, 1.

Cyclopean (a.) Pertaining to the Cyclops; characteristic of the Cyclops; huge; gigantic; vast and rough; massive; as, Cyclopean labors; Cyclopean architecture. Cyclopedia

Cyclopean (a.) Of or relating to or resembling the Cyclops; "Cyclopean eye".

Cyclopedia (n.) Alt. of Cyclopaedia

Cyclopaedia (n.) 百科全書 The circle or compass of the arts and sciences (originally, of the seven so-called liberal arts and sciences); circle of human knowledge.

Cyclopaedia (n.) Hence, A work containing, in alphabetical order, information in all departments of knowledge, or on a particular department or branch; as, a cyclopedia of the physical sciences, or of mechanics. See Encyclopedia.

Cyclopaedia (n.) A reference work (often in several volumes) containing articles on various topics (often arranged in alphabetical order) dealing with the entire range of human knowledge or with some particular specialty [syn: encyclopedia, cyclopedia, encyclopaedia, cyclopaedia].

Cyclopedic (a.) Belonging to the circle of the sciences, or to a cyclopedia; of the nature of a cyclopedia; hence, of great range, extent, or amount; as, a man of cyclopedic knowledge.

Cyclopedist (n.) A maker of, or writer for, a cyclopedia.

Cyclopic (a.) Pertaining to the Cyclops; Cyclopean.

Cyclops (n. sing. & pl.) (Gr. Myth.) 【希神】獨眼巨人;水蚤(字首小寫) One of a race of giants, sons of Neptune and Amphitrite, having but one eye, and that in the middle of the forehead. They were fabled to inhabit Sicily, and to assist in the workshops of Vulcan, under Mt. Etna.

Note: Pope, in his translation of the "Odyssey," uniformly spells this word Cyclop, when used in the singular.

Cyclops (n. sing. & pl.) (Zool.) A genus of minute Entomostraca, found both in fresh and salt water. See Copepoda.

Cyclops (n. sing. & pl.) A portable forge, used by tinkers, etc.

Cyclops (n.) (Greek mythology) One of a race of giants having a single eye in the middle of their forehead.

Cyclops (n.) Minute free-swimming freshwater copepod having a large median eye and pear-shaped body and long antennae used in swimming; important in some food chains and as intermediate hosts of parasitic worms that affect man e.g. Guinea worms [syn: cyclops, water flea].

Cyclorama (n.) 圓形畫景 A pictorial view which is extended circularly, so that the spectator is surrounded by the objects represented as by things in nature. The realistic effect is increased by putting, in the space between the spectator and the picture, things adapted to the scene represented, and in some places only parts of these objects, the completion of them being carried out pictorially.

Cyclorama (n.) A picture (or series of pictures) representing a continuous scene [syn: panorama, cyclorama, diorama].

Cycloscope (n.) A machine for measuring at any moment velocity of rotation, as of a wheel of a steam engine. -- Knight.

Cyclosis (n.) (Bot.) The circulation or movement of protoplasmic granules within a living vegetable cell.

Cyclosis (n.) The circulation of cytoplasm within a cell [syn: cyclosis, streaming].

Cyclostomata (n. pl.) Alt. of Cyclostoma

Cyclostoma (n. pl.) (Zool.) A division of Bryozoa, in which the cells have circular apertures. Cyclostome

Cyclostomata (n.) Primitive jawless aquatic vertebrate: lampreys; hagfishes [syn: Cyclostomata, order Cyclostomata].

Cyclostome (a.) Alt. of Cyclostomous

Cyclostomous (a.) (Zool.) Pertaining to the Cyclostomi.

Cyclostome (n.) Primitive aquatic vertebrate.

Cyclostomi (n. pl.) (Zool.) A glass of fishes having a suckerlike mouth, without jaws, as the lamprey; the Marsipobranchii.

Cyclostylar (a.) Relating to a structure composed of a circular range of columns, without a core or building within. -- Weale.

Cyclostyle (n.) A contrivance for producing manifold copies of writing or drawing. The writing or drawing is done with a style carrying a small wheel at the end which makes minute punctures in the paper, thus converting it into a stencil. Copies are transferred with an inked roller.

Cyclostyle (n.) A writing implement with a small toothed wheel that cuts small holes in a stencil.

Cyclostyle (v.) Print with an implement with small toothed wheels that cuts small holes in a stencil.

Cyder (n.) See Cider. [Archaic] Cydippida

Cyder (n.) A beverage made from juice pressed from apples [syn: cider, cyder].

Cydonin (n.) (Chem.) A peculiar mucilaginous substance extracted from the seeds of the quince ({Cydonia vulgaris), and regarded as a variety of amylose.

Cygnet (n.) (Zool.) A young swan. -- Shak.

Cygnus (n.) (Astron.) A constellation of the northern hemisphere east of, or following, Lyra; the Swan.

Cygnus (n.) A constellation in the northern hemisphere between Pegasus and Draco in the Milky Way; contains a black hole.

Cygnus (n.) A genus of Anatidae [syn: Cygnus, genus Cygnus].

Cylinder (n.) (Geom.) 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.

Cylinder (n.) (Geom.) The space inclosed by any cylindrical surface. The space may be limited or unlimited in length.

Cylinder (n.) Any hollow body of cylindrical form, as:

Cylinder (n.) The chamber of a steam engine in which the piston is moved by the force of steam.

Cylinder (n.) The barrel of an air or other pump.

Cylinder (n.) (Print.) The revolving platen or bed which produces the impression or carries the type in a cylinder press.

Cylinder (n.) The bore of a gun; the turning chambered breech of a revolver.

Cylinder (n.) The revolving square prism carrying the cards in a Jacquard loom.

Cylinder axis. (Anat.) See Axis cylinder, under Axis.

Cylinder engine (Paper Making), A machine in which a cylinder takes up the pulp and delivers it in a continuous sheet to the dryers.

Cylinder escapement. See Escapement.

Cylinder glass. See Glass.

Cylinder mill. See Roller mill.

Cylinder press. See Press.

Cylinder (n.) A solid bounded by a cylindrical surface and two parallel planes (the bases).

Cylinder (n.) A surface generated by rotating a parallel line around a fixed line.

Cylinder (n.) A chamber within which piston moves [syn: cylinder, piston chamber].

Cylinder (n.) A cylindrical container for oxygen or compressed air cylinder

The set of tracks on a multi-headed disk that may be accessed without head movement.  That is, the collection of disk tracks which are the same distance from the spindle about which the disks rotate.  Each such group forms the shape of a cylinder.  Placing data that are likely to be accessed together in cylinders reduces the access significantly as head movement ({seeking) is slow compared to disk rotation and switching between heads. (1997-07-15)

Cylinder, IA -- U.S. city in Iowa

Population (2000): 110

Housing Units (2000): 49

Land area (2000): 0.067690 sq. miles (0.175317 sq. km)

Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)

Total area (2000): 0.067690 sq. miles (0.175317 sq. km)

FIPS code: 17985

Located within: Iowa (IA), FIPS 19

Location: 43.089159 N, 94.550092 W

ZIP Codes (1990): 50528

Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.


Cylinder, IA


Cylindraceous (a.) Cylindrical, or approaching a cylindrical form. Cylindric

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