tautochrone

noun
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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