Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A non-plane curve, the locus of the point of contact with an ellipsoid of a plane tangent at once to that surface and to a concentric sphere.

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  • This breaks the spherical symmetry, and causes a polhode motion.

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