tautochrone

noun tau·to·chrone \ˈtȯtəˌkrōn\

Definition of tautochrone

plural

-s

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of tautochrone

French, from taut- + Greek chronos time


First Known Use: circa 1774


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