- 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.
Origin of loxodromic
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Wind roses are numerous, from which the usual direction or loxodromic lines radiate.Terrestrial and Celestial Globes Vol II
Edward Luther Stevenson
- of or relating to rhumb lines or to map projections on which rhumb lines appear straight, as on a Mercator projection
Word Origin for loxodromic
C17: from Greek loxos oblique + dromikos relating to a course
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