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Meaning of CYCLOID

Pronunciation:  'sIkloyd

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a line generated by a point on a circle rolling along a straight line
  2. [adj]  resembling a circle

CYCLOID is a 7 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: cycloidal, rounded
 See Also: curate cycloid, line roulette, prolate cycloid, roulette



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Cy"cloid\ (s?"kloid), n. [Cyclo- + -oid: cf. F.
    cyclo["i]de.] (Geom.)
    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.
    Note: The common cycloid is the curve described when the
          generating point (p) is on the circumference of the
          generating circle; the curtate cycloid, when that point
          lies without the circumference; the prolate or
          inflected cycloid, when the generating point (p) lies
          within that circumference.
  2. \Cy"cloid\, a. (Zo["o]l.)
    Of or pertaining to the Cycloidei.
    {Cycloid scale} (Zo["o]l.), a fish scale which is thin and
       shows concentric lines of growth, without serrations on
       the margin.
  3. \Cy"cloid\, n. (Zo["o]l.)
    One of the Cycloidei.