loxodromically

loxodromic

[lok-suh-drom-ik]
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; < Greek loxó(s) slanting, crosswise + dromikós of a course; see -drome, -ic

loxodromically, adverb
nonloxodromic, adjective
nonloxodromical, adjective
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loxodromic or loxodromical (ˌlɒksəˈdrɒmɪk)
 
adj
of or relating to rhumb lines or to map projections on which rhumb lines appear straight, as on a Mercator projection
 
[C17: from Greek loxos oblique + dromikos relating to a course]
 
loxodromical or loxodromical
 
adj
 
[C17: from Greek loxos oblique + dromikos relating to a course]
 
loxo'dromically or loxodromical
 
adv

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