Curve of pursuit
Pursuit Pur*suit", n. [F. poursuite, fr. poursuivre. See {Pursue}, v. t.] 1. The act of following or going after; esp., a following with haste, either for sport or in hostility; chase; prosecution; as, the pursuit of game; the pursuit of an enemy. --Clarendon. [1913 Webster]

Weak we are, and can not shun pursuit. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. A following with a view to reach, accomplish, or obtain; endeavor to attain to or gain; as, the pursuit of knowledge; the pursuit of happiness or pleasure. [1913 Webster]

3. Course of business or occupation; continued employment with a view to same end; as, mercantile pursuits; a literary pursuit. [1913 Webster]

4. (Law) Prosecution. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

That pursuit for tithes ought, and of ancient time did pertain to the spiritual court. --Fuller. [1913 Webster]

{Curve of pursuit} (Geom.), a curve described by a point which is at each instant moving towards a second point, which is itself moving according to some specified law. [1913 Webster]


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