Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Of or pertaining to orthodromy.

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  • adjective Of or pertaining to orthodromy.

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  • adjective of neurons Passing along neurological impulses in a normal (expected) direction.

Etymologies

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ortho- +‎ Ancient Greek δρόμος (dromos, "a course, race course, road") +‎ -ic

Examples

  • Mr. Fabry replied that the orthodromic distance great circle of the trip to be WSSRC recognized must exceed 21,600 nautical miles.

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  • In this clonidine propranolol synergetic the long increase of dry anions in the cardizem cd quantity group was the orthodromic as the hydronephrosis group.

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  • The SNr stimulation (SNr) was triggered by an orthodromic spike evoked by cortical stimulation (Cx) either with a delay of 30 ms (no collision) or with a delay of 3 ms leading to collision of both spikes.

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  • Because most striatal neurons are silent or discharge at very low firing rate, the orthodromic spike required for the collision test was evoked by cortical stimulation and the SNr stimulation was triggered by the spike evoked by cortical stimulation with a delay of 30 or 3 ms, alternately.

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  • "I followed the orthodromic routes of migrating arctic birds, their great, arcing circles as they flew between Arctic and the icy coasts and islets of the South Atlantic Ocean: arctic terns, long-tailed skuas, jaegers, and sanderlings, among others."

    The Future of Ice by Gretel Ehrlich, p xv of the Vintage paperback edition

    August 1, 2019