brachistochrone

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brachistochrone

(brəˈkɪstəˌkrəʊn)
n
(Mathematics) maths the curve between two points through which a body moves under the force of gravity in a shorter time than for any other curve; the path of quickest descent
[C18: from Greek brakhistos, superlative of brakhus short + chronos time]
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