Loxodromic
Loxodromic Lox`o*drom"ic, a. [Gr. ? slanting, oblique + ? a running, course; cf. F. loxodromique.] Pertaining to sailing on rhumb lines; as, loxodromic tables. [1913 Webster]

{Loxodromic curve} or {Loxodromic line} (Geom.), a line on the surface of a sphere, which always makes an equal angle with every meridian; the rhumb line. It is the line on which a ship sails when her course is always in the direction of one and the same point of the compass. [1913 Webster]


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  • loxodromic — LOXODRÓMIC, Ă, loxodromici, ce, adj. (geogr.) Referitor la loxodromă. – Din fr. loxodromique. Trimis de ana zecheru, 13.09.2007. Sursa: DEX 98  loxodrómic adj. m. (sil. dro ), pl. loxodrómici; f. sg …   Dicționar Român

  • loxodromic — /lɒksəˈdrɒmɪk/ (say loksuh dromik) adjective relating to oblique sailing or sailing on rhumb lines (loxodromic lines). Also, loxodromical. {Greek loxo(s) oblique + dromos a running course + ic} …   Australian English dictionary

  • loxodromic — loxodromically, adv. /lok seuh drom ik/, adj. 1. noting, pertaining to, or according to loxodromes or rhumb lines. 2. noting or pertaining to a map projection, as Mercator s projection, in which rhumb lines appear as straight lines. Also,… …   Universalium

  • loxodromic — adjective /lɒksəˈdɹɒmɪk/ Pertaining to motion at a constant angle to the meridians; on a set compass bearing. See Also: loxodrome …   Wiktionary

  • loxodromic — lox·o·drom·ic …   English syllables

  • loxodromic — lox•o•drom•ic [[t]ˌlɒk səˈdrɒm ɪk[/t]] adj. geo navig. of, pertaining to, or according to rhumb lines • Etymology: 1695–1705; < Gk loxó(s) slanting, crosswise +dromikós of a course; see drome, ic lox o•drom′i•cal•ly, adv …   From formal English to slang

  • loxodromic — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Loxodromic curve — Loxodromic Lox o*drom ic, a. [Gr. ? slanting, oblique + ? a running, course; cf. F. loxodromique.] Pertaining to sailing on rhumb lines; as, loxodromic tables. [1913 Webster] {Loxodromic curve} or {Loxodromic line} (Geom.), a line on the surface… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Loxodromic line — Loxodromic Lox o*drom ic, a. [Gr. ? slanting, oblique + ? a running, course; cf. F. loxodromique.] Pertaining to sailing on rhumb lines; as, loxodromic tables. [1913 Webster] {Loxodromic curve} or {Loxodromic line} (Geom.), a line on the surface… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • loxodromic line — loxodromic curve or loxodromic line, a line on the surface of a sphere cutting all meridians at the same angle, such as that formed by the path of a ship whose course is constantly directed to the same point of the compass in a direction oblique… …   Useful english dictionary

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