Definition of Brachystochrone

1. n. A curve, in which a body, starting from a given point, and descending solely by the force of gravity, will reach another given point in a shorter time than it could by any other path. This curve of quickest descent, as it is sometimes called, is, in a vacuum, the same as the cycloid.



Definition of Brachystochrone

1. Noun. (alternative form of brachistochrone) ¹

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Medical Definition of Brachystochrone

1. A curve, in which a body, starting from a given point, and descending solely by the force of gravity, will reach another given point in a shorter time than it could by any other path. This curve of quickest descent, as it is sometimes called, is, in a vacuum, the same as the cycloid. Origin: Incorrect for brachistochrone, fr. Gr. Shortest (superl. Of short) + time: cf. F. Brachistochrone. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Brachystochrone

brachypellic
brachypellic pelvis
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brachystochrone (current term)
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