Lox`o*drom"ic (?), a. [Gr. slanting, oblique + a running, course; cf. F. loxodromique.]
Pertaining to sailing on rhumb lines; as, loxodromic tables.
Loxodromic curve ∨ line Geom., a line on the surface of a sphere, which always makes an equal angle with every meridian; the rhumb line. It is the line on which a ship sails when her course is always in the direction of one and the same point of the compass.
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