[ lok-suh-drom-ik ]
/ ˌlɒk səˈdrɒm ɪk /
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noting, pertaining to, or according to loxodromes or rhumb lines.
noting or pertaining to a map projection, as Mercator's projection, in which rhumb lines appear as straight lines.
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Also lox·o·drom·i·cal .
Origin of loxodromic
OTHER WORDS FROM loxodromiclox·o·drom·i·cal·ly, adverbnon·lox·o·drom·ic, adjectivenon·lox·o·drom·i·cal, adjective
Words nearby loxodromic
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Example sentences from the Web for loxodromic
Wind roses are numerous, from which the usual direction or loxodromic lines radiate.
Compass roses are numerous, from which radiate numerous loxodromic lines.
British Dictionary definitions for loxodromic
/ (ˌlɒksəˈdrɒmɪk) /
of or relating to rhumb lines or to map projections on which rhumb lines appear straight, as on a Mercator projection
Derived forms of loxodromicloxodromically, adverb
Word Origin for loxodromic
C17: from Greek loxos oblique + dromikos relating to a course
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