Orthodromy
Orthodromy Or"tho*drom`y ([^o]r"th[-o]*dr[o^]m`[y^]; 277), n. [Cf. F. orthodromie.] The act or art of sailing on a great circle. [1913 Webster]

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  • orthodromy — or·thodro·my …   English syllables

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

  • orthodromy — ˈȯ(r)thəˌdrōmē, ȯ(r)ˈthädrəmē noun ( es) Etymology: French orthodromie, from orthodrom (from Greek orth + dromos drome) + ie y : the act or art of great circle sailing …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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

  • Ortho- — Or tho ([^o]r th[ o] ) pref. [Gr. orqo s straight; akin to Skr. [=u]rdhva upright, v[.r]dh to grow, to cause to grow.] [1913 Webster] 1. A combining form signifying straight, right, upright, correct, regular; as, orthodromy, orthodiagonal,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Orthodromic — Or tho*drom ic, a. [Ortho + Gr. ? to run.] Of or pertaining to orthodromy. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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