- a curve generated by the motion of a point on the circumference of a circle that rolls internally, without slipping, on a given circle.
Origin of hypocycloid
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The curve generated by rolling on the concave side is called a 'hypocycloid'.The New Gresham Encyclopedia
- The curve described by a point on the circumference of a circle as the circle rolls on the inside of the circumference of a second, fixed circle.
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