Meaning of trochoid


Pronunciation: (trō'koid), [key]
— n.
  1. a curve traced by a point on a radius or an extension of the radius of a circle that rolls, without slipping, on a curve, another circle, or a straight line. Equation:= a&thgr; − b sin &thgr;, y = a − b cos &thgr;. x
  1. rotating on an axis, as a wheel.
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