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The curve traced by a point on the circumference of a circle which is rolling on the interior of another circle.
- ‘The present invention relates to a hypocycloid gear assembly used in internal combustion engines.’
- ‘Similarly, the vertexes of an hypocycloid are the points on the curve that coincides with an inscribed circle.’
- ‘It was also investigated by Steiner in 1856 and is sometimes called Steiner's hypocycloid.’
- ‘If the describing circle is half the diameter of the pitch circle, the hypocycloid is a radial straight line.’
- ‘The present invention relates to a hypocycloid engine assembly which may be used in internal combustion engines.’
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