Meaning of loxodromic

lox•o•drom•ic

Pronunciation: (lok"su-drom'ik), [key]
— adj.
  1. noting, pertaining to, or according to loxodromes or rhumb lines.
  2. noting or pertaining to a map projection, as Mercator's projection, in which rhumb lines appear as straight lines.
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