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tractrix

[ trak-triks ]
/ ˈtræk trɪks /
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noun, plural trac·tri·ces [trak-trahy-seez, trak-truh-seez]. /trækˈtraɪ siz, ˈtræk trəˌsiz/. Geometry.
a curve whose tangents are all of equal length; the involute of a catenary.
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Origin of tractrix

1720–30; <New Latin, equivalent to Latin trac-, variant stem of trahere to draw, pull + -trīx-trix
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