Variant of epicycle
- a circle whose center moves along the circumference of another, larger circle: term used to describe planetary motions in the Ptolemaic system
- Geom. a circle which generates a hypocycloid or epicycloid by rolling around the circumference of a fixed circle
Origin: ME epicicle < LL epicyclus < Gr epikyklos < epi-, upon + kyklos, a circle: see cycle
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