A cylinder (from Greek κύλινδρος – kulindros, "roller, tumbler"<ref>κύλινδρος, Henry George Liddell, Robert Scott, A Greek-English Lexicon, on Perseus</ref>) is one of the most basic curvilinear geometric shapes, the surface formed by the points at a fixed distance from a given straight line, the axis of the cylinder. The solid enclosed by this surface and by two planes perpendicular to the axis is also called a cylinder. The surface area and the volume of a cylinder have been known since deep antiquity.
Cylinder (geometry) sections
Intro Common use Other types of cylinders About an arbitrary axis Projective geometry Related polyhedra See also References External links
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