trochoid

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek τροχοειδής (trokhoeidḗs), from τροχός (trokhós, wheel) + εἶδος (eîdos, form, image)

Noun[edit]

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trochoid (plural trochoids)

  1. (mathematics) The curve traced by a point on a circle as it rolls along a straight line

Adjective[edit]

trochoid (comparative more trochoid, superlative most trochoid)

  1. capable of rolling
  2. allowing rotation