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rhumb

 (rŭm, rŭmb)
n.
1. A rhumb line.
2. One of the points of the mariner's compass.

[Possibly from Spanish or Portuguese rumbo, course, direction, ultimately from Latin rhombus, rhombus; see rhombus.]

rhumb

(rʌm)
n
1. (Mathematics) short for rhumb line
2. (Navigation) short for rhumb line

rhumb


(rum, rumb),
n.
2. a point of the compass.
[1570–80; < Sp rumbo < Latin rhombus rhombus]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.rhumb - 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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Um termo ingles utilizado pela marinha parece mais adequado: rhumb.
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