Definitions

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  • n. The locus described by any point attached to a curve that moves continuously along another fixed curve, the movable curve having no rotation at any instant.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The locus described by any point attached to a curve that slips continuously on another fixed curve, the movable curve having no rotation at any instant.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A curve described by a point upon a rigid piece two other points of which slide upon two curves or upon the same curve.

Etymologies

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French, from glisser to slip.

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