loxodrome

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lox·o·drome

 (lŏk′sə-drōm′)
[Greek loxos, slanting + Greek dromos, course.]

lox′o·drom′ic (-drŏm′ĭk), lox′o·drom′i·cal (-ĭ-kəl) adj.
lox′o·drom′i·cal·ly adv.

loxodrome

(ˈlɒksəˌdrəʊm)
n
(Mathematics) maths an imaginary line on the surface of a sphere that crosses all meridians at the same angle, known also as a rhumb line
Also called: rhumb line

rhumb′ line`


n.
the path of a ship that maintains a constant compass direction.
[1660–70]

loxodrome

a rhumb line or curve on the surface of a sphere intersecting all meridians at the same angle; hence, the course of a ship or aircraft following a constant compass direction. — loxodromic, adj.
See also: Geography
a rhumb line or curve on the surface of a sphere intersecting all meridians at the same angle; hence, the course of a ship or aircraft following a constant compass direction. — loxodromic, adj.
See also: Ships
a rhumb line or curve on the surface of a sphere intersecting all meridians at the same angle; hence, the course of a ship or aircraft following a constant compass direction. — loxodromic, adj.
See also: Maps
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.loxodrome - a line on a sphere that cuts all meridians at the same angle; the path taken by a ship or plane that maintains a constant compass direction
line - a spatial location defined by a real or imaginary unidimensional extent
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