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Princeton's WordNet

  1. lemniscatenoun

    any of several plane algebraic curves in the shape of a figure eight


  1. lemniscatenoun

    The infinity symbol (∞).

  2. lemniscatenoun

    Any closed curve (similar to a figure eight) described by a Cartesian equation of the form .

  3. Etymology: From lemniscatus.


  1. lemniscate

    A lemniscate is a figure-eight or infinity shaped curve in a plane, originally studied by Jacob Bernoulli in 1694. Its name is derived from the Latin word "lemniscus," which means "ribbon." It is a type of mathematical curve often used in complex analysis and number theory, and is the locus of points the product of whose distances from two given foci is a certain constant. Its standard form is (x² + y²)² = a²(x² - y²), where a is the distance from the origin to the point of intersection of the curve.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Lemniscatenoun

    a curve in the form of the figure 8, with both parts symmetrical, generated by the point in which a tangent to an equilateral hyperbola meets the perpendicular on it drawn from the center

  2. Etymology: [L. lemniscatus adorned with ribbons, fr. lemniscus a ribbon hanging down, Gr. lhmni`skos.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Lemniscate

    lem-nis′kāt, n. a curve in general form like the figure 8—also adj.n. Lemnis′cus, a woollen fillet attached to the back of crowns, diadems, &c. [Gr. lēmniskos.]


  1. Lemniscate

    ribbon-like: in the form of an 8.

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  1. centesimal

  2. clemastine

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of lemniscate in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of lemniscate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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