hypocycloid

[ hahy-puh-sahy-kloid ]

nounGeometry.
  1. 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

1
First recorded in 1835–45; hypo- + cycloid

Other words from hypocycloid

  • hy·po·cy·cloi·dal, adjective

Words Nearby hypocycloid

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British Dictionary definitions for hypocycloid

hypocycloid

/ (ˌhaɪpəˈsaɪklɔɪd) /


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

Derived forms of hypocycloid

  • hypocycloidal, adjective

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Scientific definitions for hypocycloid

hypocycloid

[ hī′pō-sīkloid′ ]


  1. 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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