loxodromic


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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.

loxodromic

(ˌlɒksəˈdrɒmɪk) or

loxodromical

adj
1. (Surveying) of or relating to rhumb lines or to map projections on which rhumb lines appear straight, as on a Mercator projection
2. (Navigation) of or relating to rhumb lines or to map projections on which rhumb lines appear straight, as on a Mercator projection
[C17: from Greek loxos oblique + dromikos relating to a course]
ˌloxoˈdromically adv

lox•o•drom•ic

(ˌlɒk səˈdrɒm ɪk)

adj.
of, pertaining to, or according to rhumb lines.
[1695–1705; < Greek loxó(s) slanting, crosswise + dromikós of a course; see -drome, -ic]
lox`o•drom′i•cal•ly, adv.
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c) Loxodromic and elliptic members of [phi] [member of] LFT(D) have a fixed point in D and a fixed point outside [bar.
For instance, the navigation based on geodesic lines and connected software of the ship's devices (electronic chart, positioning and steering systems) gives a strong argument to research and use geodesic-based methods for calculations instead of the loxodromic trajectories in general.
Along the way, the reader learns much about the origins of such items as the compass rose and loxodromic lines on old charts, the earth's magnetism as the source of navigational art and error, and the natural magnetization of shipboard iron fittings.