Definition of evolute in English:

evolute

Syllabification: ev·o·lute
Pronunciation: /ˈevəˌlo͞ot
 
/
(also evolute curve)

noun

Mathematics
  • A curve that is the locus of the centers of curvature of another curve (its involute).
    More example sentences
    • On 22 January 1769 Monge wrote to Bossut explaining that he was writing a work on the evolutes of curves of double curvature.
    • He defines evolutes and involutes of curves and, after giving some elementary properties, finds the evolutes of the cycloid and of the parabola.
    • Hence a curve has a unique evolute but infinitely many involutes.

Origin

mid 18th century: from Latin evolutus, past participle of evolvere 'roll out' (see evolve).

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