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hypocycloid


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hypocycloid  \Hy`po*cy"cloid\,  n.  [Pref.  hypo-  +  cycloid:  cf  F. 
  hypocyclo["i]de.]  (Geom.) 
  A  curve  traced  by  a  point  in  the  circumference  of  a  circle 
  which  rolls  on  the  concave  side  in  the  fixed  circle.  Cf 
  {Epicycloid},  and  {Trochoid}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  hypocycloid 
  n  :  a  line  generated  by  a  point  on  a  circle  that  rolls  around 
  inside  another  circle 




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