loxodromy

study of sailing along rhumb-lines

Phrontistery dictionary. 2013.

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  • Loxodromy — Lox*od ro*my, n. [Cf. F. loxodromic.] The science of loxodromics. [R.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • loxodromy — loxodromˈics or loxodˈromy noun The art of sailing on rhumb lines • • • Main Entry: ↑loxodrome …   Useful english dictionary

  • loxodromics — /lok seuh drom iks/, n. (used with a sing. v.) the technique of navigating according to loxodromes or rhumb lines. Also, loxodromy /lok sod reuh mee/. [1670 80; see LOXODROMIC, ICS] * * * …   Universalium

  • Sciences and Studies — This list defines 633 sciences, arts and studies of various degrees of respectability and rarity, ranging from the common and esteemed (chemistry) to the obscure and quirky (peristerophily). Over the past century, the range and scope of… …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • loxodromics — /lɒksəˈdrɒmɪks/ (say loksuh dromiks) noun the art of oblique sailing. Also, loxodromy /lɒkˈsɒdrəmi/ (say lok sodruhmee) …   Australian English dictionary

  • loxodromics — /lok seuh drom iks/, n. (used with a sing. v.) the technique of navigating according to loxodromes or rhumb lines. Also, loxodromy /lok sod reuh mee/. [1670 80; see LOXODROMIC, ICS] * * * loxodromˈics or loxodˈromy noun The art of sailing on… …   Useful english dictionary

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