Definition of loxodrome in English:

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loxodrome

Pronunciation: /ˈlɒksədrəʊm/

noun

Another term for rhumb (sense 1).
Example sentences
  • In fact, if the birds were to follow loxodromes, maintaining fixed geographic courses, the vast majority would migrate towards Greenland.
  • The problem of calculating loxodromes is exactly the problem of the fundamental theorem of calculus.
  • The ring of mass traces out the full path of the loxodrome from one pole to the other pole and back.

Derivatives

loxodromic

adjective
Example sentences
  • In geometry, Coxeter's loxodromic sequence of tangent circles is an infinite sequence of circles arranged such that any four consecutive circles in the sequence are pairwise mutually tangent.
  • In loxodromic navigation two characteristic problems are encountered when calculating the necessary navigational parameters.

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