Catenarian
Catenary Cat"e*na*ry, Catenarian Cat`e*na"ri*an, a. [L. catenarius, fr. catena a chain. See {Chain}.] Relating to a chain; like a chain; as, a {catenary} curve. [1913 Webster]

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  • catenarian — /kat i nāˈri ən/ adjective Of, or of the nature of, a chain or a catenary • • • Main Entry: ↑catena …   Useful english dictionary

  • catenarian — adj. pertaining to chains n. catenary curve (in the shape of a hanging chain) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Catenary — Cat e*na*ry, Catenarian Cat e*na ri*an, a. [L. catenarius, fr. catena a chain. See {Chain}.] Relating to a chain; like a chain; as, a {catenary} curve. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • catenary — /kəˈtinəri/ (say kuh teenuhree) noun (plural catenaries) 1. the curve assumed approximately by a heavy uniform cord or chain hanging freely from two points not in the same vertical line. 2. the slack wire from which the contact wire is suspended… …   Australian English dictionary

  • catena —   n. chain; series.    ♦ catenoid,    ♦ catenular,    ♦ catenulate, a. chain like.    ♦ catenarian, a. pertaining to chain or catenary.    ♦ catenary, a. chain like; n. curve assumed by chain suspended between two points.    ♦ catenate, v.t. join …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • catenary — [kat′ənner′ē ənkat′ə ner΄ē; ] chiefly Brit, [kə tē′nər ē] n. pl. catenaries [L catenarius < catena, CHAIN] the curve made by a flexible, uniform chain or cord freely suspended between two fixed points adj. designating or of such a curve: also… …   English World dictionary

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