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# trochoid

TRO'CHOID, n. [L. trochus, to run.] In geometry, a curve generated by the motion of a wheel; the cycloid.

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TRO'CHOID, n. [L. trochus, to run.] In geometry, a curve generated by the motion of a wheel; the cycloid.

TRO'CHOID, n. [Gr. τροχος, L. trochus, from τρεχω, to run, and ειδος.]

In geometry, a curve generated by the motion of a wheel; the cycloid. Cyc.

Tro"choid
1. The curve described by any point in a wheel rolling on a line; a cycloid; a roulette; in general, the curve described by any point fixedly connected with a moving curve while the moving curve rolls without slipping on a second fixed curve, the curves all being in one plane. Cycloids, epicycloids, hypocycloids, cardioids, etc., are all trochoids.
2. Admitting of rotation on an axis; -- sometimes applied to a pivot joint like that between the atlas and axis in the vertebral column.
3. Top-shaped; having a flat base and conical spire; -- said of certain shells.
4. Of or pertaining to the genus Trochus or family Trochidæ.
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Trochoid

TRO'CHOID, noun [Latin trochus, to run.] In geometry, a curve generated by the motion of a wheel; the cycloid.

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