hypocycloid

noun

hy·​po·​cy·​cloid ˌhī-pō-ˈsī-ˌklȯid How to pronounce hypocycloid (audio)
: a curve traced by a point on the circumference of a circle rolling internally on the circumference of a fixed circle

Examples of hypocycloid in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And the helmet remains unique – while providing a callback to Pittsburgh's industrial history – with the trio of hypocycloids in the logo (which appears only the right side of the helmet) evoking the Steelmark symbol used by the American Iron and Steel Institute. Nate Davis, USA TODAY, 21 Apr. 2023

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Word History

Etymology

hypo- + cycloid entry 1

First Known Use

1843, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of hypocycloid was in 1843

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Cite this Entry

“Hypocycloid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hypocycloid. Accessed 22 Feb. 2024.

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