noun \lem-ˈnis-kət\

Definition of LEMNISCATE

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


New Latin lemniscata, from feminine of Latin lemniscatus with hanging ribbons, from lemniscus
First Known Use: circa 1781

Other Mathematics and Statistics Terms

abscissa, denominator, divisor, equilateral, exponent, hypotenuse, logarithm, oblique, radii, rhomb


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