bra|chis|to|chrone «bruh KIHS tuh krohn», noun.
Geometry. the curve in which a body descending to a given point under an external force will reach another point in the shortest possible time; the curve of quickest descent.
[< Greek bráchistos shortest (< brachýs short) + chrónos time]

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  • chrone — bra·chis·to·chrone; iso·chrone; tau·to·chrone; …   English syllables

  • chis — an·ar·chis·tic; an·chis·tea; ar·a·chis; ar·chis·tia; bra·chis·to·cephalic; bra·chis·to·chrone; cat·e·chis·mal; cat·e·chis·tic; chis; chis·el·er; chis·el·ly; chis·set; chis·te·ra; clo·nor·chis; cra·ni·o·ra·chis·chi·sis; el·a·chis·ta·ce·ae;… …   English syllables

  • bra — ad·um·bra·tion; adum·bra·tive; Air·bra·sive; al·ge·bra·ic; al·ge·bra·ist; al·ge·bra·i·za·tion; al·ge·bra·ize; alum·bra·do; an·te·bra·chi·um; bra; bra·bant; bra·ce·ro; bra·chid·i·um; bra·chi·o·la; bra·chis·to·cephalic; bra·chis·to·chrone;… …   English syllables

  • brachistochrone — bra·chis·to·chrone …   English syllables

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