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lemniscate

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noun lem·nis·cate \lem-ˈnis-kət\

Definition of lemniscate

  1. :  a figure-eight shaped curve whose equation in polar coordinates is ρ2=a2 cos 2θ or ρ2=a2 sin 2θ



Origin and Etymology of lemniscate

New Latin lemniscata, from feminine of Latin lemniscatus with hanging ribbons, from lemniscus


First Known Use: circa 1781

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