catenary: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (kat'n-er"ē esp. Brit. k&schwa-tē'n&schwa-rē), [key]
— n., pl. adj. -nar•ies,
- the curve assumed approximately by a heavy uniform cord or chain hanging freely from two points not in the same vertical line. Equation:cosh(x/k). y = k
- (in electric railroads) the cable, running above the track, from which the trolley wire is suspended.
- of, pertaining to, or resembling a catenary.
- of or pertaining to a chain or linked series.
- catenary (Thesaurus)