Definition of Cycloid

1. Noun. A line generated by a point on a circle rolling along a straight line.

Generic synonyms: Line Roulette, Roulette
Specialized synonyms: Curate Cycloid, Prolate Cycloid
Derivative terms: Cycloidal



2. Adjective. Resembling a circle.
Exact synonyms: Cycloidal
Similar to: Rounded

Definition of Cycloid

1. n. A curve generated by a point in the plane of a circle when the circle is rolled along a straight line, keeping always in the same plane.

2. a. Of or pertaining to the Cycloidei.

3. n. One of the Cycloidei.

Definition of Cycloid

1. Noun. (geometry) The locus of a point on the circumference of a circle that rolls without slipping on a fixed straight line. ¹

2. Noun. (zoology) A fish having cycloid scales. ¹

3. Adjective. Resembling a circle; cycloidal. ¹

4. Adjective. (zoology) (''of fish scales'') Thin and rounded, with smooth edges. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Cycloid

1. a geometric curve [n -S]

Medical Definition of Cycloid

1. Suggesting cyclothymia; a term applied to a person who tends to have periods of marked swings of mood, but within normal limits. Origin: cyclo-+ G. Eidos, resembling (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cycloid

cyclohexene
cyclohexenes
cyclohexenone
cyclohexenones
cycloheximide
cycloheximides
cyclohexitol
cyclohexyl
cyclohexylallene
cyclohexylamine
cyclohexylamines
cyclohexylbenzene
cyclohexylideneacetyl-CoA hydratase
cyclohexyls
cyclohexylsulfamic acid
cycloid (current term)
cycloidal
cycloidal arch
cycloids
cycloinulo-oligosaccharide fructanotransferase
cycloisomaltooligosaccharide glucanotransferase
cycloisomerisation
cycloisomerization
cycloisomerizations
cycloisomerize
cycloisomerized
cyclol
cycloleucine
cyclolignan
cyclolignane

Literary usage of Cycloid

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1. An Elementary Treatise on the Differential Calculus: Containing the Theory by Benjamin Williamson (1899)
"51) is the evolute of the cycloid APB, it follows, from Art. 2 3 7, that the arc AP of the cycloid is equal in length to the line PP, or to twice P'O; ..."

2. An Elementary Treatise on the Differential Calculus: Containing the Theory by Benjamin Williamson (1899)
"(6) Again, if the distance of P' from AA' be represented by y, we shall have This gives the intrinsic equation of the cycloid (see Art. 242 (a)). ..."

3. The Elementary Part of A Treatise on the Dynamics of a System of Rigid by Edward John Routh (1905)
"Motion on a rough cycloid. A heavy particle slides from rest on a rough cycloid placed ... Let 0 be the lowest point of the cycloid, P the particle, OP = s, ..."

4. Elements of the Differential and Integral Calculus by William Smyth (1859)
"THE cycloid. 140. Next to the conic sections the cycloid has received the ... The cycloid was first conceived by Galileo, who, from its graceful form, ..."

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