loxodrome

Definitions:

  • None
  • A loxodromic line.
  • A <xref>line</xref> on a <xref>surface</xref> (such as the <xref>Earth</xref>) that cuts all <xref>meridians</xref> at a constant <xref>angle</xref> (but not a <xref>right angle</xref>).
  • The <xref>path</xref> followed by a <xref>ship</xref> or <xref>aircraft</xref> that maintains a <xref>constant</xref> <xref>course</xref> by the <xref>compass</xref>.
  • a line on a sphere that cuts all meridians at the same angle; the path taken by a ship or plane that maintains a constant compass direction
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