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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 fu·nic·u·lar /fjʊˈnɪkjəlɚ/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 fu·nic·u·lar /fjʊˈnɪkjəlɚ, fə-/ 形容詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Fu·nic·u·lar a.
 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) 2.0

      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]