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loxia curvirostra | loxitane | loxodonta | loxodonta africana | loxodrome | loxodromic | loxodromics | loxodromism | loxodromy | loxoma | loxomataceae

loxodromic

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Adjective
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lox=o=drom=ic

CIDE DICTIONARY

loxodromica. [Gr. slanting, oblique + a running, course; cf. F. loxodromique.].
     Pertaining to sailing on rhumb lines; as, loxodromic tables.  [1913 Webster]
Loxodromic curve or Loxodromic line (Geom.), a line on the surface of a sphere, which always makes an equal angle with every meridian; the rhumb line. It is the line on which a ship sails when her course is always in the direction of one and the same point of the compass.

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