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hypocycloid

[ hahy-puh-sahy-kloid ]
/ ˌhaɪ pəˈsaɪ klɔɪd /
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noun Geometry.
a curve generated by the motion of a point on the circumference of a circle that rolls internally, without slipping, on a given circle.
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Origin of hypocycloid

First recorded in 1835–45; hypo- + cycloid

OTHER WORDS FROM hypocycloid

hy·po·cy·cloi·dal, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for hypocycloid

hypocycloid
/ (ˌhaɪpəˈsaɪklɔɪd) /

noun
a curve described by a point on the circumference of a circle as the circle rolls around the inside of a fixed coplanar circleCompare epicycloid, cycloid (def. 4)

Derived forms of hypocycloid

hypocycloidal, adjective
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Scientific definitions for hypocycloid

hypocycloid
[ hī′pō-sīkloid′ ]

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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