loxodrome definition

  • noun:
    • See rhumb line.
    • A line on a surface (for instance the planet) that cuts all meridians at a constant perspective (but not a right angle).
    • the road followed by a ship or plane that maintains a consistent course because of the compass.
    • A loxodromic line.
    • a line on a sphere that cuts all meridians at same angle; the trail taken by a ship or jet that preserves a constant compass direction

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