Definition of calender in English:

calender

noun

  • A machine in which cloth or paper is pressed by rollers to glaze or smooth it.

verb

[with object]
  • Press in a calender.

    • ‘The magnetic media then is calendered in a stack of rollers to improve the packing of the magnetic pigment and smoothness of the media, again giving a boost in the electromagnetic performance of the media.’
    • ‘The existence of separate groups of ‘merchants’ concerned with the organization of ginning, spinning, weaving, calendering, and dyeing shows the development of a significant degree of division of labour.’
    • ‘The calendering process provides a uniformity of thickness that surpasses the uniformity achieved by extrusion.’
    • ‘Later refinements included calendered surfaces produced by passing sheets through rollers.’
    • ‘All calendered films contain materials that are listed by FDA in the Code of Federal Regulations 21 CFR.’
    • ‘After calendering, the media is slit into the desired tape width.’
    • ‘The facing webs, with the elastomeric fibers between them, are calendered together thus adhering the facing webs together via contact adhesion with the elastomeric fibers.’
    smooth, iron, smooth out, remove creases from, put creases in
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Origin

Late 15th century (as a verb): from French calendre (noun), calendrer (verb), of unknown origin.

Pronunciation

calender

/ˈkalɪndə/