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cycloid

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noun cy·cloid \ˈsī-ˌklȯid\

Definition of cycloid

  1. :  a curve that is generated by a point on the circumference of a circle as it rolls along a straight line

cycloidal

play \sī-ˈklȯi-dəl\ adjective

Illustration of cycloid

Origin and Etymology of cycloid

French cycloïde, from Greek kykloeidēs circular, from kyklos


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cycloid

adjective cy·cloid

Definition of cycloid

  1. 1 :  smooth with concentric lines of growth cycloid scales; also :  having or consisting of cycloid scales

  2. 2 :  characterized by alternating high and low moods a cycloid personality

First Known Use of cycloid

1847


Medical Dictionary

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cycloid

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noun cy·cloid \ˈsī-ˌklȯid\

Medical Definition of cycloid

  1. :  a cycloid individual


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cycloid

adjective cy·cloid

Medical Definition of cycloid

  1. :  relating to, having, or being a personality characterized by alternating high and low moods—compare cyclothymic


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