lemniscate

noun lem·nis·cate \ lem-ˈni-skət \

Definition of lemniscate

: 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

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