Definition of loxodrome in English:

loxodrome

Line breaks: loxo|drome
Pronunciation: /ˈlɒksədrəʊm
 
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noun

  • another term for rhumb ( sense 1).
    More 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
More 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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