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evolvent


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Involute  \In"vo*lute\,  n.  (Geom.) 
  A  curve  traced  by  the  end  of  a  string  wound  upon  another 
  curve,  or  unwound  from  it  --  called  also  {evolvent}.  See 
  {Evolute}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Evolvent  \E*volv"ent\,  n.  [L.  evolvents.  -entis,  unrolling,  p. 
  pr  of  evolvere.]  (Geom.) 
  The  involute  of  a  curve.  See  {Involute},  and  {Evolute}.