loxodromic

adjective

lox·​o·​drom·​ic
variants or less commonly loxodromical
-mə̇kəl
: relating to a rhumb line or to sailing on rhumb lines
loxodromically
-mə̇k(ə)lē
adverb

Word History

Etymology

loxodromic probably from (assumed) New Latin loxodromicus, from Greek lox- + drom- + Latin -icus -ic; loxodromical from loxodromic + -al

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“Loxodromic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/loxodromic. Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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