loxodromic

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From French loxodromique, from Ancient Greek λοξος (loksos, oblique) + δρομος (dromos, course).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /lɒksəˈdɹɒmɪk/

AdjectiveEdit

loxodromic (not comparable)

  1. (nautical) Pertaining to motion at a constant angle to the meridians; on a set compass bearing.
    • 1969, John Fowles, The French Lieutenant's Woman:
      a ship, as it were, straining at its mooring in a contrary current and arming for its sinuous and loxodromic voyage to the richer though silted harbour of Rye

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Derived termsEdit

  • loxodromic transformation
Last modified on 19 November 2013, at 16:39