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hypocycloid

Line breaks: hypo|cyc¦loid
Pronunciation: /ˌhʌɪpə(ʊ)ˈsʌɪklɔɪd
 
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Definition of hypocycloid in English:

noun

Mathematics
The curve traced by a point on the circumference of a circle which is rolling on the interior of another circle.
Example sentences
  • It was also investigated by Steiner in 1856 and is sometimes called Steiner's hypocycloid.
  • The present invention relates to a hypocycloid gear assembly used in internal combustion engines.
  • If the describing circle is half the diameter of the pitch circle, the hypocycloid is a radial straight line.

Derivatives

hypocycloidal

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Pronunciation: /-ˈklɔɪd(ə)l/
adjective
Example sentences
  • Two lateral tomograms of the temporal bone 6 mm apart, acquired with hypocycloidal tomography.
  • The hypocycloidal annulus must have exactly twice as many teeth as the orbiting planet gear.
  • Because of the 2: 1 mechanical advantage of the hypocycloidal drive, 50% less force is required for braking.

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