[ hahy-puh-sahy-kloid ]
/ ˌhaɪ pəˈsaɪ klɔɪd /
a curve generated by the motion of a point on the circumference of a circle that rolls internally, without slipping, on a given circle.
Related formshy·po·cy·cloi·dal, adjective
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The curve generated by rolling on the concave side is called a 'hypocycloid'.The New Gresham Encyclopedia|Various
British Dictionary definitions for hypocycloid
/ (ˌhaɪpəˈsaɪklɔɪd) /
Derived Formshypocycloidal, adjective
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Science definitions for hypocycloid
[ hī′pō-sī′kloid′ ]
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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