brachistochrone

noun bra·chis·to·chrone \braˈkistəˌkrōn, brəˈ-\

Definition of brachistochrone

plural

-s

  1. :  a curve in which a body starting from a point and acted on by an external force will reach another point in a shorter time than by any other path

brachistochronic

adjective

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Origin and Etymology of brachistochrone

French, from Greek brachistos shortest + chronos time


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