Translations:Dictionary:Brachistochrone/1/en

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{{#category_index:B|brachistochrone}} (br∂ kis’ t∂ krōn,) 1. Least-time path. Any raypath (in the usual sense) is a brachistochrone. See Fermat’s principle. 2. A table of reflection time versus depth. Also called a curve of shortest descent. From the Greek for ‘‘shortest time.’’