Cycloid means: A curve generated by a point in the plane of a circle when the circle is rolled along a straight line, keeping always in the same plane.
Cycloid means: Of or pertaining to the Cycloidei.
Cycloid means: One of the Cycloidei.
Cycloidal means: Pertaining to, or resembling, a cycloid; as, the cycloidal space is the space contained between a cycloid and its base.
Cycloidei means: An order of fishes, formerly proposed by Agassiz, for those with thin, smooth scales, destitute of marginal spines, as the herring and salmon. The group is now regarded as artificial.
Cycloidian means: Same as 2d and 3d Cycloid.
Cyclometer means: A contrivance for recording the revolutions of a wheel, as of a bicycle.
Cyclometry means: The art of measuring circles.
Cyclone means: A violent storm, often of vast extent, characterized by high winds rotating about a calm center of low atmospheric pressure. This center moves onward, often with a velocity of twenty or thirty miles an hour.
Cyclonic means: Pertaining to a cyclone.
Zeuzerian means: Any one of a group of bombycid moths of which the genus Zeuzera is the type. Some of these moths are of large size. The goat moth is an example.
Zeus means: The chief deity of the Greeks, and ruler of the upper world (cf. Hades). He was identified with Jupiter.
Zeugobranchiata means: Same as Zygobranchia.
Zeugmatic means: Of or pertaining to zeugma; characterized by zeugma.
Zeugma means: A figure by which an adjective or verb, which agrees with a nearer word, is, by way of supplement, referred also to another more remote; as, "hic illius arma, hic currus fuit;" where fuit, which agrees directly with currus, is referred also to arma.
Zeuglodonta means: Same as Phocodontia.
Zeuglodont means: Any species of Zeuglodonta.
Zeuglodon means: A genus of extinct Eocene whales, remains of which have been found in the Gulf States. The species had very long and slender bodies and broad serrated teeth. See Phocodontia.
Zetetics means: A branch of algebra which relates to the direct search for unknown quantities.
Zetetic means: A seeker; -- a name adopted by some of the Pyrrhonists.
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