paracentric

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Etymology[edit]

para- +‎ -centric

Adjective[edit]

paracentric (comparative more paracentric, superlative most paracentric)

  1. Deviating from circularity; changing the distance from a centre.

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Noun[edit]

paracentric (plural paracentrics)

  1. (geometry) A curve having the property that, when its plane is placed vertically, a body descending along it, by the force of gravity, will approach to, or recede from, a fixed point or centre, by equal distances in equal times.