catenary

noun cat·e·nary \ ˈka-tə-ˌner-ē , -ˌne-rē , especially British kə-ˈtē-nə-rē \

Definition of catenary

plural catenaries
1 :the curve assumed by a cord of uniform density and cross section that is perfectly flexible but not capable of being stretched and that hangs freely from two fixed points
2 :something in the form of a catenary

catenary

adjective

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Origin and Etymology of catenary

New Latin catenaria, from Latin, feminine of catenarius of a chain, from catena


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