cyclic curve


Definition of cyclic curve

1a : the intersection of a sphere and a quadric surface

called also spherical cyclic curve

b : the stereographic projection of such an intersection

called also plane cyclic curve

2 : a curve (as a cycloid or epicycloid) generated by any point on a circular disk as it rolls along a given curve

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“Cyclic curve.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Apr. 2020.

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