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rhumb line

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. rhumb line, rhumb, loxodrome(noun)

    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

Wiktionary

  1. rhumb line(Noun)

    A line that cuts all meridians at the same angle.

  2. rhumb line(Noun)

    The path of a vessel that maintains a constant compass direction.

Freebase

  1. Rhumb line

    In navigation, a rhumb line is a line crossing all meridians of longitude at the same angle, i.e. a path derived from a defined initial bearing. That is, upon taking an initial bearing, one proceeds along the same bearing, without changing the direction as measured relative to true north.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Rhumb Line

    a circle on the earth's surface making a given angle with the meridian; applied to the course of a ship in navigation.

How to pronounce rhumb line?

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How to say rhumb line in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of rhumb line in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of rhumb line in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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Translations for rhumb line

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  • λοξοδρομίαGreek
  • lossodromicaItalian
  • локсодромия, локсодромаRussian

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