tau·​to·​chrone | \ ˈtȯtəˌkrōn \
plural -s

Definition of tautochrone

: a curve which is a cycloid under a horizontal base and down which the time of descent under gravity from every point to the lowest point is the same

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First Known Use of tautochrone

circa 1774, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for tautochrone

French, from taut- + Greek chronos time

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“Tautochrone.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tautochrone. Accessed 27 Oct. 2020.

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