epicycloid

noun
epi·​cy·​cloid | \ ˌe-pə-ˈsī-ˌklȯid How to pronounce epicycloid (audio) \

Definition of epicycloid

: a curve traced by a point on a circle that rolls on the outside of a fixed circle

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Illustration of epicycloid

epicycloid E, traced by point P, on circle R, rolling on fixed circle F

Other Words from epicycloid

epicycloidal \ ˌe-​pə-​sī-​ˈklȯi-​dᵊl How to pronounce epicycloidal (audio) \ adjective

First Known Use of epicycloid

circa 1696, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of epicycloid was circa 1696

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“Epicycloid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/epicycloid. Accessed 10 Aug. 2020.

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