Meaning of CYCLOID in English

— cycloidal , adj. — cycloidally , adv.

/suy"kloyd/ , adj.

1. resembling a circle; circular.

2. (of the scale of a fish) smooth-edged, more or less circular in form, and having concentric striations.

3. (of a fish) having such scales.

4. Psychiatry. of or noting a personality type characterized by wide fluctuation in mood within the normal range.


5. a cycloid fish.

6. Geom. a curve generated by a point on the circumference of a circle that rolls, without slipping, on a straight line.

[ 1655-65; kykloeidés like a circle. See CYCL-, -OID ]

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