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  • n. surgical removal of the ciliary muscle; cyclicotomy
  • n. the historical problems of dividing the circle into a given number of equal segments, and of constructing regular polygons
  • n. the analytical extraction of the complex roots of unity; a de Moivre number

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In surgery, operation for division of the ciliary muscle, practised to relieve tension in glaucoma.
  • n. In mathematics, the theory of the partition of the circle.

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