hodograph

[ hod-uh-graf, -grahf ]
/ ˈhɒd əˌgræf, -ˌgrɑf /

noun Mathematics, Mechanics.

the figure described by the extremity of a vector that has a fixed origin and a position vector equal to the velocity of a moving particle.

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Origin of hodograph

1840–50; < Greek hod(ós) way + -o- + -graph
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British Dictionary definitions for hodograph

hodograph
/ (ˈhɒdəˌɡrɑːf, -ɡræf) /

noun

a curve of which the radius vector represents the velocity of a moving particle

Derived forms of hodograph

hodographic, adjective

Word Origin for hodograph

C19: from Greek hodos way + -graph
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