funicular

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin fūniculus (cord), diminutive from fūnis (cord) + -culus.

Adjective[edit]

funicular (comparative more funicular, superlative most funicular)

  1. Of, pertaining to, resembling, or powered by a rope or cable
  2. (botany) Having a fleshy covering of the seed formed from the funiculus, the attachment point of the seed.

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Noun[edit]

funicular (plural funiculars)

  1. A particular type of rail transit system which ascends a steep urban or mountain incline, having usually two cars sharing a single track, with the cars linked by a cable and an arrangement of pulleys such that the descending car assists in the hoisting of the ascending car, i.e. the two cars serve as counterweights for each other.

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Portuguese[edit]

Adjective[edit]

funicular m, f (plural funiculares, comparable)

  1. funicular (powered by a rope or cable)

Noun[edit]

funicular m (plural funiculares)

  1. funicular (rail transit system which ascends an incline)

Romanian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin fūniculus (cord), diminutive of fūnis (cord).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

funicular n

  1. rope railway

Spanish[edit]

Noun[edit]

funicular m (plural funiculares)

  1. funicular, cable car