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- n. Alternative form of brachistochrone.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A curve, in which a body, starting from a given point, and descending solely by the force of gravity, will reach another given point in a shorter time than it could by any other path. This curve of quickest descent, as it is sometimes called, is, in a vacuum, the same as the cycloid.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Erroneous, though the original and until recently the usual, spelling of brachistochrone.
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