**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

**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 … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

**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 curve** — noun : rhumb 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 … Useful english dictionary

**loxodromic curve** — Rhumb Rhumb, n. [F. rumb, Sp. rumbo, or Pg. rumbo, rumo, probably fr. Gr. ??? a magic wheel, a whirling motion, hence applied to a point of the compass. See {Rhomb}.] (Navigation) A line which crosses successive meridians at a constant angle;… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

**rhumb line** — noun 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 • Syn: ↑rhumb, ↑loxodrome • Hypernyms: ↑line * * * ˈrəm|līn noun : a line on the surface of the earth … Useful english dictionary

**rhumb line** — Rhumb Rhumb, n. [F. rumb, Sp. rumbo, or Pg. rumbo, rumo, probably fr. Gr. ??? a magic wheel, a whirling motion, hence applied to a point of the compass. See {Rhomb}.] (Navigation) A line which crosses successive meridians at a constant angle;… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

**rhumb line** — A line on the surface of the earth that cuts all meridians at the same angle. It appears as a curved line on the surface of a sphere. Only one such line may be drawn through any two points. Although this is not the shortest distance, the… … Aviation dictionary

**rhumb line** — /ˈrʌm laɪn/ (say rum luyn) noun a loxodromic curve; a curve on the surface of a sphere which cuts all meridians at the same angle. It is the path taken by a ship which maintains a constant compass direction … Australian English dictionary

**Möbius transformation** — Not to be confused with Möbius transform or Möbius function. In geometry, a Möbius transformation of the plane is a rational function of the form of one complex variable z; here the coefficients a, b, c, d are complex numbers satisfying ad − … Wikipedia