What does cycloid mean?

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ˈsaɪ klɔɪdcy·cloid

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. cycloid(adj)

    a line generated by a point on a circle rolling along a straight line

  2. cycloid, cycloidal(adj)

    resembling a circle


  1. cycloid(Noun)

    The locus of a point on the circumference of a circle that rolls without slipping on a fixed straight line.

  2. cycloid(Noun)

    A fish having cycloid scales.

  3. cycloid(Adjective)

    Resembling a circle; cycloidal.

  4. cycloid(Adjective)

    (of fish scales) Thin and rounded, with smooth edges.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Cycloid(noun)

    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. Cycloid(adj)

    of or pertaining to the Cycloidei

  3. Cycloid(noun)

    one of the Cycloidei

  4. Origin: [Cyclo- + -oid: cf. F. cyclode.]


  1. Cycloid

    A cycloid is the curve traced by a point on the rim of a circular wheel as the wheel rolls along a straight line. It is an example of a roulette, a curve generated by a curve rolling on another curve. The inverted cycloid is the solution to the brachistochrone problem and the related tautochrone problem.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of cycloid in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of cycloid in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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