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cy·cloid

(sī'kloyd),
Suggesting cyclothymia; a term applied to personality traits associated with cyclothymia.
[cyclo- + G. eidos, resembling]

cycloid

/cy·cloid/ (si´kloid) characterized by alternating moods of elation and depression.

cycloid

(sī′kloid′)
adj.
1. Resembling a circle.
2. Psychology Afflicted with or relating to cyclothymia.

cy·cloi′dal (-kloid′l) adj.

cycloid

(sī′kloyd) [″ + eidos, form, shape]
1. Resembling a circle.
2. Denoting a ring of atoms.
3. Extreme variations of mood from elation to melancholia.
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The many years diagnostics practice indicated that some cycloidal speed reducer elements (cycloidal discs, ring gear pins/rollers, the crankshafts with main two bearings) are sufficiently reliable in comparison with the technical condition of crankshafts eccentric bearings.
Since its initial development in the 1920s by Professor Frederick Kurt Kirsten of the University of Washington, the cycloidal rotor concept had largely been abandoned after further studies, owing to the complexity of the aerodynamic analysis required and the existence of insurmountable structural problems.
Nine intermediate points in between starting and ending positions in the cycloidal trajectory of the swing foot are considered for analyzing the gait.
The program allows determining the coordonates of the curvature radius centers for any point that belongs to the cycloidal directory by using the relationship (6).
A pair of cycloidal gears, which are offset 180 degrees to balance the load, are driven by multiple crank shafts to share the load and increase the torsional rigidity.
The cycloidal cracks are frequently edged by double ridges, which are thought to result from water that freezes in place after being squeezed out from the cracks.
Since the structure of the large tornado/MVMC is evolving and the tornado is moving in curved path, possibly revolving about a larger circulation, the prolate cycloidal description of the path of the subvortex is qualitative.
Foss also developed and built the ASD Z-Drive and Voith Schneider Propulsion (VSP) cycloidal tractor tugs that can control the world's largest tankers and freighters.
The RD-E series of precision cycloidal gearboxes from Nabtesco Motion Control combines the performance and precision of the component type RV-E in an easy-to-use package, according to the company.
There are four basic types of gearing systems used by designers: harmonic drive, cycloidal drive, parallel shaft spur drive and planetary.
The fan uses a cycloidal gear reducer that is very compact.
A patented cycloidal movement guides the forming tool through an eleven-point rosette pattern to achieve a uniform spread of the material.