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Are there single words describing the "state of being in a particular shape"? [For Example: "State of being Cylindrical" ]

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You mean like cylindricality? –  John Y Feb 15 '13 at 5:30
    
Yea - is it a word? I am also looking for the feel/emotion into it –  Zuraiq Feb 15 '13 at 6:57

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If you want to express the bloviating verbosity that "X is in the state of being in a cylindrical shape", you simply say that "X is a cylinder" or that "X is cylindrical". Both sentences express the idea that "X is in the state of being in a cylindrical shape", only in 3 or 4 words instead of 11.

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Kindly refer my answer to coleoptriest –  Zuraiq Feb 15 '13 at 7:50

Collins has an entry for cylindricity:

the state or condition of being cylindrical

Collins proffers a slightly different nuance for the following alternatives:

Cylindricality/cylindricalness: (geometry) the quality or nature of being cylindrical.

But, in my opinion, all three words are largely synonymous.

As a generic term for all shapes, you would probably simply use geometry.

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@Zuraiq Cylindricality isn't emotional, it's physical; and Mother Earth isn't cylindrical anyway. Please edit your question (don't add comments) to say exactly what you mean. –  Andrew Leach Feb 15 '13 at 8:03
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@Zuraiq: Cylindricity is a geometric shape. Your usage of this word in "Zuraiq's Cylindricity is so pathetic" is essentially uncharted territory because it's metaphoric in a way that I don't understand. Unless it means that you're just a walking phallus (the phallus is essentially a cylinder with a piston at the top). In this case, I'd suggest that the question be migrated to SE.Writers. –  user21497 Feb 15 '13 at 8:04
    
@Andrew: I removed the comment –  Zuraiq Feb 15 '13 at 8:42
    
@Bill: Sorry for the examples that are metaphorical in nature. –  Zuraiq Feb 15 '13 at 8:45
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@Zuraiq: There's nothing to apologize for. It's just that when you use language metaphorically, its appropriateness is a question for other creative writers rather than grammarians & usage mavens to comment on. –  user21497 Feb 15 '13 at 11:33

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