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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Funicular  \Fu*nic"u*lar\,  a.  [Cf.  F.  funiculaire.] 
  1.  Consisting  of  a  small  cord  or  fiber. 
 
  2.  Dependent  on  the  tension  of  a  cord. 
 
  3.  (Anat.)  Pertaining  to  a  funiculus;  made  up  of  or 
  resembling,  a  funiculus,  or  funiculi;  as  a  funicular 
  ligament. 
 
  {Funicular  action}  (Mech.),  the  force  or  action  exerted  by  a 
  rope  in  drawing  together  the  supports  to  which  its  ends 
  are  Fastened,  when  acted  upon  by  forces  applied  in  a 
  direction  transverse  to  the  rope,  as  in  the  archer's  bow. 
 
 
  {Funicular  curve}.  Same  as  {Catenary}. 
 
  {Funicular  machine}  (Mech.),  an  apparatus  for  illustrating 
  certain  principles  in  statics,  consisting  of  a  cord  or 
  chain  attached  at  one  end  to  a  fixed  point,  and  having  the 
  other  passed  over  a  pulley  and  sustaining  a  weight,  while 
  one  or  more  other  weights  are  suspended  from  the  cord  at 
  points  between  the  fixed  support  and  the  pulley. 
 
  {Funicular  polygon}  (Mech.),  the  polygonal  figure  assumed  by 
  a  cord  fastened  at  its  extremities,  and  sustaining  weights 
  at  different  points. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  funicular 
  adj  :  relating  to  or  operated  by  a  cable;  "funicular  railway" 
  n  :  a  railway  up  the  side  of  a  mountain  pulled  by  a  moving  cable 
  and  having  counterbalancing  ascending  and  descending  cars 
  [syn:  {cable  railway},  {funicular  railway}] 




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