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unicursal Syllabification: u·ni·cur·sal
Pronunciation: /ˌyo͞onəˈkərsəl/

Definition of unicursal in English:


Relating to or denoting a curve or surface that is closed and can be drawn or swept out in a single movement.
Example sentences
  • He then performed a ritual utilizing his new found knowledge of the unicursal hexagram to generate a pattern of movement in space relating to Fuller's vector equilibrium model.
  • Crowley introduced a unicursal hexigram, where it is drawn with one connecting line, popularized in Thelema.
  • During the last couple of decades, mazes and unicursal labyrinths have once again become popular.


Mid 19th century: from uni- 'one' + Latin cursus 'course' + -al.

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