loxodromics

Related to loxodromics: Loxodromic curve

loxodromics

(ˌlɒksəˈdrɒmɪks) or

loxodromy

n
1. (Surveying) (functioning as singular) the technique of navigating using rhumb lines
2. (Navigation) (functioning as singular) the technique of navigating using rhumb lines

loxodromics, loxodromy

the art, science, or practice of sailing obliquely across lines of longitude at a constant bearing to them. — loxodromic, adj.
See also: Ships