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loxodromics

[ lok-suh-drom-iks ]
/ ˌlɒk səˈdrɒm ɪks /
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noun (used with a singular verb)

the technique of navigating according to loxodromes or rhumb lines.

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Also lox·od·ro·my [lok-sod-ruh-mee]. /lɒkˈsɒd rə mi/.

Origin of loxodromics

First recorded in 1670–80; see origin at loxodromic, -ics

Words nearby loxodromics

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British Dictionary definitions for loxodromics

loxodromics

loxodromy (lɒkˈsɒdrəmɪ)

/ (ˌlɒksəˈdrɒmɪks) /

noun

(functioning as singular) the technique of navigating using rhumb lines
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