Orthodromics Or`tho*drom"ics, n. The art of sailing in a direct course, or on the arc of a great circle, which is the shortest distance between any two points on the surface of the globe; great-circle sailing; orthodromy. [1913 Webster]

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  • orthodromics — or·tho·drom·ics …   English syllables

  • orthodromics —   n. navigation by great circle …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • orthodromics — ˌ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˈ ̷ ̷miks noun plural but singular or plural in construction Etymology: French orthodromique, from orthodromie orthodromy + ique ic : orthodromy * * * orthodˈromy or orthodromˈics noun Great circle sailing, ie sailing by the most direct… …   Useful english dictionary

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