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loxodromic

[lok-suh-drom-ik] /ˌlɒk səˈdrɒm ɪk/
adjective
1.
noting, pertaining to, or according to loxodromes or rhumb lines.
2.
noting or pertaining to a map projection, as Mercator's projection, in which rhumb lines appear as straight lines.
Also, loxodromical.
Origin
1695-1705
1695-1705; < Greek loxó(s) slanting, crosswise + dromikós of a course; see -drome, -ic
Related forms
loxodromically, adverb
nonloxodromic, adjective
nonloxodromical, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for loxodromical

loxodromic

/ˌlɒksəˈdrɒmɪk/
adjective
1.
of or relating to rhumb lines or to map projections on which rhumb lines appear straight, as on a Mercator projection
Derived Forms
loxodromically, adverb
Word Origin
C17: from Greek loxos oblique + dromikos relating to a course
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